Department of Psychology

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Department of Psychology

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Department of Psychology

Program Spotlight

The Department of Psychology is home to the Psychology major and minor, graduate programs, and dozens of research labs and centers.

Psychology Major

https://psych.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/babs
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Psychology Major

Program Spotlight

Many people associate psychology with psychological therapy and the practice of clinical psychology. There are actually many other important areas of scientific psychology, such as cognitive, developmental, industrial/organizational, and social psychology.

Emma Jane Rose

https://www.prevention.psu.edu/people/rose-emma-1#all
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Emma Jane Rose

Faculty Spotlight

Emma Jane Rose is the director of the Research on Adversity and Risk (ROAR) Lab in the Child Study Center at Penn State. Her primary research focus is on using a translational neuroscience approach to delineate changes in brain structure and function associated with suboptimal developmental trajectories and leveraging that knowledge to help prevent high-risk outcomes for children, families, and their communities.

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Lab

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The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Lab

Program Spotlight

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Lab's research focuses on the ways in which emotion and attention interact to shape how individuals navigate through their social world. Current projects focus on parent-to-child anxiety transmission, healthy brain and child development, emotion regulation, friendship, and more.

Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab

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Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab

Program Spotlight

The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab examines the effects of aging on episodic memory using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods. An emphasis is placed on understanding the cognitive and neural processes underlying false memories and associative memories.

Carter Gangl

https://www.psu.edu/news/liberal-arts/story/liberal-arts-student-works-create-equitable-and-diverse-campus-spaces/
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Carter Gangl

Student Spotlight

Carter is a fourth-year student majoring in Psychology with minors in Women's Studies and Sexuality and Gender Studies. They are a research assistant in the Underrepresented Perspectives Lab, which is focused on underrepresented individuals who are often left out of psychological research. Carter examines how sexuality, stigma, and race intersect and influence different experiences and the ways that individuals navigate situations and interactions.

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