Our psychology students have been published in scientific journals. They've presented research at conferences and won prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships for graduate study. And, they're having fun while exploring questions that are important and interesting to them.
Chelsea De Jonge - Electronic Person PerceptionBillions of e-mails are sent all over the world every day. How people interpret those messages was the topic of Chelsea De Jonge's research, which was co-authored with Professor Frank McAndrew and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. Read more
Student Research Opportunities
Your senior capstone experience culminates with an extensive research paper and a public presentation of your work in either a departmental poster session or an undergrad research conference. Check out some of our student work from our most recent poster session, and read more about Senior Capstone.
You'll be able to take full advantage of research in an area of personal interest through our independent study program. Some of our student research is of high enough quality that it is frequently published in peer-reviewed journals or presented alongside Ph.D. students at professional conferences.
Most years one to two psychology majors undertake College Honors, carrying out an advanced research project over the course of a year and presenting and defending it to a faculty committee that includes a distinguished outside examiner. Many outside examiners have said that our student work is equivalent to a master's thesis in scope and quality.
Student Publications in
- Archives of Sexual Behavior
- Archives of Suicide Research
- Art Therapy
- Behavioral Processes
- Cross-Cultural Research
- Environment and Behavior
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Health Psychology Review
- Hormones and Behavior
- Journal of Adolescent Research
- Journal of Applied Social Psychology
- Journal of College Student Development
- Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Journal of Environmental Education
- Journal of Genetic Counseling
- Journal of Genetic Psychology
- Journal of Research on Adolescence
- Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
- Journal of Social Psychology
- North American Journal of Psychology
- Perceptual and Motor Skills
- Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research
- Psychological Science
- Social Psychological and Personality Science
- Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
- Stress and Health
View more of our student research and creative opportunities.
Recent Psychology Research Projects
- "The Relationship between oral contraceptive use and sensitivity to olfactory stimuli," co-authored by Katy Renfro and Professor Heather Hoffmann and published in Hormones and Behavior (2013)
- "Sexy dolls, sexy grade-schoolas? Media and Material Influences on young girls self-sexualization," co-authored by Christy Starr and Gail Ferguson, and published in Sex Roles (2012)
- "Who does what on Facebook: Age, Sex, and relationship status as predictors of Facebook use", co-authored by Hye Sun Jeong and Professor Frank McAndrew, and published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology Computers in Human Behavior (2012)
- "'Field' conditioning of sexual arousal in humans," co-authored by K. Peterson, H. Garner, and Professor Heather Hoffmann (2012)
- "Death thought writing interventions and personality predicting psychological growth and defense," co-authored by M. Prentice and Professor Tim Kasser and presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Tampa, Florida
- "Olfactory pheromonal input and human female proceptive sexual behavior/preferences," co-authored by L. Kelahan, Professor Heather Hoffmann, and J. Kohl and presented at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.
Resources for Research
Our space for biofeedback research, human assessment and observation, and brain activity measurement is just one of the many resources you’ll have to support your research. Check out our labs for animal research, neuro- and psycho-physiology, and more.