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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychologists are actively involved in studying and understanding mental processes, brain functions, and behavior. The field of psychology is considered a “Hub Science” with strong connections to the medical sciences, social sciences, and education (Boyack, Klavans, & Borner, 2005).

At Ohio State, the Department of Psychology is organized into eight areas, working to investigate critical aspects of the brain and human behavior.

Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Factors influencing plasticity of brain and behavior through development and into adulthood
  • Hippocampal biology and function
  • Stress and the brain
  • Neurogenesis and brain plasticity across the life span
  • Sex-related differences in brain function
  • Endocrine and immune regulation of brain and behavior
  • The neurobiology of cognitive control

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