Each faculty member in the psychology department has an active program of research - and in every case, students play an integral role. They help plan experiments, collect data (from human subjects or rats), analyze data, present results, and occasionally join faculty at national conferences.
This student-faculty research collaboration offers tremendous benefits to students. Through these hands-on/minds-on opportunities, participating students experience the process that underlies all psychological theory. What's more, research lab work provides critical preparation for graduate work and many job opportunities.
Opportunities for research can be found in the following areas:
- Developmental psychology
- Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
- Social psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Personality psychology
- Cultural Psychology