Students can pursue their own research under the direction of a faculty member. Click here to learn more about ongoing research opportunities in the Psychology Department.
Current students are conducting research with the Morris Water Maze, the Skinner Operant Conditioning Chamber, self-understanding among college students, a chronic mild stress model of depression, school-age bullying, perceptual categorization, post traumatic stress disorder and profiling political personalities.
Many faculty members are active scholars and researchers who welcome student collaboration. Students have the opportunity to be directly involved in scholarly work with faculty in both short-term and ongoing research projects.
Students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty members during the summer for 10 weeks on various research projects. The Fellowship offers a way to apply classroom knowledge, gain research experience, and interact with faculty members.
A Senior and All-College thesis is a excellent way to gain research experience. They are a limited study examining a student's own researchable hypothesis in consultation with one or more department members.