Department of Psychological Sciences

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression. Even in high-income countries, nearly 50 percent of people with depression do not get treatment. Depression, like other affective disorders including anxiety and...

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders.Please click HERE to visit our page for current updates regarding the upcoming Alumni Reunion to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Our Ph.D. Program!

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. Save the Date! June 1 - 3, 2018 Department of Psychological Sciences Alumni Reunion to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Our Ph.D. Program       Celebration will begin at 5pm on Friday, June 1st and conclude at Noon on Sunday, June 3rd at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in our beautiful downtown Kent. See...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren presents Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., with a Kent State Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren presents Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., with a Kent State Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health...

Mary Beth Spitznagel, Ph.D. (right), a clinical neuropsychologist and associate professor at Kent State University, talks with a pet owner. Pet or person, caregiver’s burden is similar, Kent State researcher finds The mental and physical stress on individuals caring for elderly loved ones with chronic and terminal disease is well-documented and known as caregiver burden. It is linked to depression, anxiety and poor quality of life. There are ways to prevent and treat it. But what...

Kent State researchers use EEG caps to study the brain activity of monks during a debate. Electroencephalogram (EEG) caps are helping Kent State University researchers unlock the secrets of the mind. David Fresco, Ph.D., professor and director of Kent State’s Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL) and co-director of the Kent Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory (KENL), returned to the Sera Jey Monastery in...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. University partners with i-Health and Stow-Glen Retirement Village Kent State University, in partnership with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village in Stow, Ohio, recently received an industry-funded grant of $430,000 from i-Health Inc., a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, to examine whether taking a probiotic dietary supplement, commonly sold...