Psychologists in Action

Serving Communities

Craig HaneyDr. Craig Haney, Social Psychologist
Haney studies the use and impact of solitary confinement on inmates in super-maximum security, or “supermax,” prisons.


Social Psychology Social Psychology
Social psychologists are interested in all aspects of personality and social interaction, exploring the influence of interpersonal, intergroup and intragroup relationships on human behavior.

Social Pursuing a Career in Social Psychology
Social psychology is the study of how individuals affect and are affected by other people and by their social and physical environments. The work of social psychologists allows us to have a better grasp of how group dynamics influence our choices and actions and provides insight into how our social perceptions affect our interactions with other people.

Protecting the Planet

Jackie OgdenDr. Jackie Ogden, Experimental Psychologist
Ogden uses psychological science to analyze ways that Disney’s environmental exhibits, programs and shows educate audiences about conservation and wildlife.


Experimental Experimental Psychology
Experimental psychologists use empirical research methods to explore and better understand behavior in humans and animals.


Pursuing a Career in Experimental Psychology Pursuing a Career in Experimental Psychology
Experimental psychologists use scientific methods to collect data and perform research. They can work in varied settings, including universities, research centers, the government and private businesses.

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.

Psychological Science in the News

Type of e-cigarette affects ability to quit smoking

Daily use of "tank" e-cigarettes refilled with nicotine liquids linked to higher rates of quitting than "cigalike" types.

Atheists as emotionally healthy as believers

Study of more than 4,600 shows similar levels of mental health among those who were "absolutely certain” of God’s existence or nonexistence.

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.