Research experiences are available in a variety of forms and settings. Opportunities are available to work with faculty on projects in areas such as pro-social/helping behavior, marriage and relationships, cognitive illusions and biases, behavioral neuroscience, health, psychology of religion, impulsivity, geographic navigation, and cross-cultural studies. Grant-funded research opportunities are available to our students during the academic year or over the summer.
Work in Multiple Lab Facilities
We have three different laboratories:
- Observational Lab
- Animal Lab
- Psychophysiology/Virtual Reality Lab
Present Your Research
Many of our students are invited to national academic and professional conferences to present their work. Psychology majors have recently made presentations at the American Psychological Association’s national meeting, regional meetings of the Eastern Psychological Association and the New England Psychological Association, and to scientists at NASA facilities..
For one recent project, two students and a faculty member used virtual reality simulations to examine how people learn and remember new places. Their work was published in the prestigious journal Computers in Human Behavior. Another project analyzed how stress may affect the immune response in occasional cigarette smokers.