Psychologists in Action

Working in Schools

mandinachDr. Ellen Mandinach, Educational Psychologist
Mandinach knows people learn in different ways. That’s why she’s applying psychological science to study how classroom settings can work for everyone.


teaching-education-index The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Psychologists working in the field of education study how people learn and retain knowledge. They apply psychological science to improve the learning process and promote educational success for all students.

teaching-learning-index Pursuing a Career in Educational Psychology
The psychology of teaching and learning helps us understand the social, emotional and cognitive processes that constitute learning throughout the lifespan.

Serving Communities
Protecting the Planet
Psychological Science in the News
Exposure therapy helps patients with prolonged grief

In study of 80 patients, treatment by reliving and processing painful memories and feelings reduced prolonged grief symptoms.

Study shows how troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity

Married participants with mood disorder history and more hostile marriages burned fewer calories and had higher insulin levels than low-hostility subjects.

Psychology: Science in Action educates the public about how the science and application of psychology benefit society and improve lives. It shows the breadth and depth of psychology and the varied settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings.