Applied Psychology Center
Founded in 1986 by a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents, the Applied Psychology Center (APC) is a non-profit organization within the Department of Psychological Sciences whose mission is to foster applied research addressing important social problems. The APC is maintained through extramural grant support awarded to department faculty.
The APC is founded on the belief that psychological science can make a special contribution to society. Psychology can aid our understanding of the interaction between people and social institutions, identifying how individuals learn and develop, how they confront and are affected by demands across the lifespan, and how they sustain physical and mental health. Psychology can aid our understanding of multicultural processes and gender issues and can help support individuals within families, work, and society at large.
A major goal of the APC is to promote scholarly psychological research and practice concerning applied problems by improving student training and enhancing facility expertise in these areas. By facilitating faculty and student psychosocial research and directing these efforts toward problems of social significance, the APC seeks to catalyze the research and discovery process and foster applied scholarship. Our goal is to motivate researchers to consider, foster, and advance the applied value of their work.