Research in Psychology

Healy in Katie's lab

The Psychology program provides students with the opportunity to work directly with professors in research settings.  There are several working laboratories within the department.  Currently, we have the Lifetime Learning Laboratory (Dr. Angela Kilb), the Psychophysiology Laboratory (Dr. Brian Healy), the Learning Laboratory (Dr. Paul Fedorchak), and the Emotion and Relationships Laboratory (Dr. Kathleen Herzig).

All are used for classroom research projects, individual student projects, or student involvement in faculty research (as assistants, for pay or course credit), and all are equipped with state-of-the-art computerized recording, stimulus presentation, and/or video recording capability. Numerous students have engaged with professors within these labs resulting in presentations at regional & national conferences and publication in peer-reviewed journals.  Gaining significant experience in a laboratory setting is invaluable for graduate school and employment applications.

The National Science Foundation offers additional research opportunities for undergraduate students. Advice to students who wish to work on research projects can be found here.