Lakshmi Raman

Lakshmi Raman

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Lakshmi Raman
Assistant professor
Department of Psychology


Lakshmi Raman, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at Oakland University.

A cognitive developmental psychologist, Dr. Raman’s research examines folk theories concerning biological and psychological processes such as the origins of common contagious illnesses and the effect of nutrition on growth and mood states. Moreover, Dr. Raman seeks to uncover misconceptions that children and adults have about these processes, with the goal of improving intervention techniques.

Since joining OU in 2006, Dr. Raman has taught courses in developmental psychology, child development, life-span human development, and introduction to statistics and research methods. 

After receiving her doctorate in psychology from Ohio State University, Dr. Raman went on to earn a National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. 

Dr. Raman has also gained a $220,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support her research efforts at OU. In 2011, she was honored with the university’s New Faculty Investigator Salary Award.

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