Prospective Students

History

The study of psychology is part of a long and distinguished tradition at Ohio State. The first psychology course was offered in 1879, and in 1907 an independent Department of Psychology was formed. The first Master of Arts degree in Psychology was awarded in 1915; the first Ph.D. in 1917. Since that time, about 2,800 master's degrees and 2,000 doctorates have been conferred. Department graduates hold respected teaching, research and professional positions across the United States and many practice in other countries. In fact, there is at least one Ohio State graduate on the psychology faculty of almost every major university in America.

Faculty

About 60 professors make up the Psychology Department faculty at the Columbus campus. Many are recognized both nationally and internationally for their contributions to their fields, and many hold joint appointments, which mean they are also members of other department faculties at Ohio State.

Our faculty members, as well as a number of our alumni, are the recipients of the discipline's highest awards for professional and scientific achievement. Many serve as editors of major journals and several are president's of professional societies. They understand that they are role models and that they have a responsibility to help graduate students develop their sense of professional identity and commitment.

Admitting Faculty

Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Laurence Coutellier
  • Kathryn Lenz
  • Benedetta Leuner
  • Derick Lindquist

Clinical

  • Theodore Beauchaine
  • Jennifer Cheavens
  • Charles Emery
  • Ruchika Prakash
  • Daniel Strunk
  • Michael Vasey

Cognitive

  • Julie Golomb
  • Richard J. Jagacinski
  • Ian Krajbich
  • Zhong-Lin Lu
  • Gail McKoon
  • Alexander Petrov
  • Mark A. Pitt
  • Roger Ratcliff
  • Julian Thayer
  • James T. Todd
  • Brandon Turner
  • Zeynep Saygin

Decision Psychology

  • Mike DeKay
  • Kentaro Fujita
  • Ian Krajbich
  • Ellen Peters
  • Roger Ratcliff
  • Duane Wegener

Developmental

  • John Gibbs
  • Susan Johnson
  • John Opfer
  • Steve Petrill
  • Vladimir Sloutsky
  • Laura Wagner

IDD

  • Betsey Benson
  • Susan Havercamp
  • Luc Lecavalier
  • Marc Tasse
  • Katie Walton

Social

  • Jennifer Crocker
  • Russell Fazio
  • Kentaro Fujita
  • Lisa Libby
  • Richard Petty
  • Steve Spencer
  • Baldwin M. Way
  • Duane Wegener

Quantitative

  • Robert Cudeck
  • Paul De Boeck
  • Mike DeKay
  • Andrew Hayes
  • Jolynn Pek
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