Psychology Enrichment Program

All psychology students (and students interested in psychology) are invited to participate in the Psychology Enrichment Program (PEP). The Program helps students become more familiar and involved with the Department of Psychology, the advising office, and psychology faculty. These events encourage students to meet faculty outside of the classroom while being introduced to various topics in the field of psychology. Students are also introduced to career resources, exploration tools, and research opportunities.

Check out the PEPs for SP18:

Early Intervention Research and Clinical Services at the Nisonger Center

Wednesday, January 31, 4:00pm, PS 35
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Walton, Assistant Professor, IDD

Interested in learning more about research and clinical services programs for children at the Nisonger Center? If so, come to this month's PEP with Dr. Walton, as she discusses her research and intervention strategies focused on children with autism.

Career Exploration in Psychology

Wednesday, February 28, 4:00pm, PS 35
Presented by: Laura Whitaker, MS., MA., Academic Advisor

Wondering what to do with a degree in Psychology? Overwhelmed with the idea of how to get there? This workshop provides an opportunity to assess your skills, interests, and values so that you can make informed career decisions. You will learn how to achieve your career goals by breaking down the process into manageable steps. Resources for career exploration will also be shared.

Women's Behavioral Health: Psychology, Medicine, Sexuality, and More

Thursday, April 5, 4:00pm, Campbell Hall, Rm 100
Presented by: Dr. Kristen Carpenter, Assistant Professor, Clinical

Dr. Kristen Carpenter is the director of Women’s Behavioral Health (WBH) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. WBH is a multidisciplinary academic center of excellence providing care to women experiencing stress or stress-related illness during life events that are unique to women. They provide women with state-of-the-art care for mood and anxiety disorders, sexual health, substance use disorders and stress, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, the postpartum period, gynecologic and breast cancers, menopause and the menstrual cycle.  Listen as Dr. Carpenter explains her research program, as well as her clinical work at WBH.

Getting Involved in Research in the Psychology Department

Wednesday, April 18, 4:00-5:30pm, PS 35
Presented by: Dr. Alisa Paulsen

  • Interested in getting involved in research in the Psychology Department but not sure where to start?
  • Wonder what students actually do in a research lab?
  • Considering a Thesis but not sure how much time and effort is involved?
  • Want to hear about money/finding available for students involved in research?

Join Dr. Alisa Paulsen and a panel of undergraduate students to hear the answers to these questions and ask any other questions you have about research in psychology.