The Department of Educational Psychology is currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking reflects the quality research conducted by our faculty and graduate students. Our department is home to several nationally recognized research centers and grant-funded initiatives and has consistently averaged research expenditures between $2-5 million per year. 

This success is due to the work of several research labs and facilities aimed at promoting and understanding learning, mental health and school success. Research in our department is funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and many foundation and corporate funders. This page highlights some of the many research accomplishments and opportunities in our department.

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

The NDC is a technical assistance and dissemination center that supports postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing or late deafened. This center draws from evidence-based strategies to educate and engage with stakeholders across the nation.
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Leveraging Evidence and Advancing Practice for Youth Mental Health Services

We examine the factors that promote and support the effective use of empirically supported mental health interventions for youth, evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of interventions in low-resource settings, and emphasize research-practice partnerships.

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Labs and Research Areas

The Center for Applied Psychometric Research

Coping and Stress in Education (CASE) Lab

Laboratory for Leveraging Evidence and Advancing Practice for Youth Mental Health Services (LEAP Lab)

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

Pediatric Coping and Language Lab

Science of Learning and Metacognition Lab