All psychology students engage in original research projects in close collaboration with faculty members. Studies are conducted within required courses or through an individual research practicum. Students are also able to gain valuable experience working with faculty on their ongoing research projects.
These faculty-student collaborations are successful. Every year our students and faculty present at regional, national, and international meetings. Many of our students have been honored with national and regional awards for their research at these meetings.
Our faculty members have earned national (e.g. National Science Foundation) and internal (Collaborative Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program) funding to conduct research with our students. Our program emphasizes empirical research because it encourages the development of critical and creative thinking skills and also provides experiences that are valued by graduate programs and in professional settings.