The specialization in cognitive and affective neuroscience (SCAN) is a department-wide effort to integrate the study of brain and behavior by infusing neuroscience throughout the traditional areas of psychology.
The Psychology Department has a strategic focus on training in advanced methodology, especially quantitative methods. A wide variety of resources forsuch training is available.
The role of context and culture in psychology processes is amajor research theme in the Psychology Department, reflecting the department’s standingcommitment to diversity as an area of research and aspect of practice.
Penn State’s Psychology Department recognizes the importance ofusing psychological approaches to better understand why social inequalities exist and toprovide interventions grounded in psychology theory.
Research in the Psychology Department isfrequently collaborative and interdisciplinary, and often emphasizes translation of researchfindings to real-world situations.
Penn State Psychology faculty conduct cutting-edge research on a wide rangeof topics.