Department of Psychological Science faculty engage in scholarly research in order to make discoveries in psychological science and provide training opportunities for students. This page provides information on faculty laboratories, ways students can assist in scholarly research, opportunities to volunteer as study participants, and how to stay connected on the newest discoveries and events.
Volunteer in a Study
Volunteering as a study participant is a great way to learn about scientific research and help with scholarly projects conducted by department faculty and their students. Many studies also provide incentives, such as extra credit opportunities. Click the link below to learn about current studies in need of participants.
Be a Research Assistant
Professors in the Department of Psychological Science run active laboratories in the pursuit of scientific discoveries in psychology. Student research assistants play integral roles in these endeavors and along the way, learn how professional research is conducted. Learn about the department's research laboratories by clicking the link below.
Join a Student Organization
The department hosts three student organizations that facilitate ways for students to learn more about their academic areas of interest. Student organizations help with volunteering activities, coordinate meetings with outside experts, and facilitate opportunities for departmental engagement. Learn about these student organization by clicking the link below.
Attend Colloquium Meetings
The department regularly invites outside experts to present on engaging topics across the fields of psychological science. Attendees include students, professors, and members from the community. Colloquium meetings provide great opportunities to expand your knowledge of psychology and converse with presenters, students, and professors. Learn about the department's colloquium series and see a schedule of upcoming speakers by clicking the link below.
Faculty-directed projects in the Department of Psychological Science lead to study findings that are published in academic journals, presented at scientific conferences, and funded by competitive external grants. To learn about the products generated from department faculty and their student assistant, visit our scholarly products page through the link below.