Honors research provides those majors who have demonstrated outstanding performance in psychology course work with an intensive research experience.
Timing for Juniors/Seniors Conducting Honors Research:
- Juniors should aim to complete one of their advanced laboratory courses by the end of their junior year (priority will be given at registration).
- Seniors enroll in Psychology 464 Honors Research in their senior year. The course has two components:
- A research project entailing the design and execution of an empirical study under the supervision of a staff member
- An honors seminar in which participants present and discuss their research projects.
Students may choose to conduct their research in either the fall or spring semester. The Honors Seminar meets during both semesters, and all students participate in all seminar meetings.
- Honors Research participants orally present their research findings at the end of the academic year at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
- Students are also expected to attend departmental colloquia and other departmental events.
- One course credit is given, usually in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: By invitation of the department only.
Honors Research is funded by the Jack D. Shand Psychology Research Endowment Fund.