Psychologists in Action
Dr. Craig Haney, Social Psychologist
Haney studies the use and impact of solitary confinement on inmates in super-maximum security, or “supermax,” prisons.
Social psychologists are interested in all aspects of personality and social interaction, exploring the influence of interpersonal, intergroup and intragroup relationships on human behavior.
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.
Dr. 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 psychologists use empirical research methods to explore and better understand behavior in humans and animals.
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.
Dr. 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.
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.
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
Stress in America survey finds parents, younger generations and lower-income households have higher stress than others overall.
Study comparing 400 extremely premature babies with 400 full-term infants shows preemies with much worse language, comprehension, speech, behavior and motor skills 2.5 years later.
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.