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Student Research

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's research was published in Social Psychological and Personality ScienceChelsea De Jonge '11: Electronic Person Perception Research
As an undergrad, Chelsea's research focused on how people interpret e-mail messages and how e-mail authors are perceived. Her work was published in Social Psychological & Personality Science and co-authored with Professor Frank McAndrew. 


Student Research Opportunities

Senior Capstone
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. 

Independent Study
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.  

College Honors
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.  

View more of our student research and creative opportunities.

Student Publications in Professional Journals

  • 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

Recent Publications and Presentations

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.

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