All qualified students are welcome to participate in research project opportunities within the Department of Psychology. Students may volunteer to work in a lab, register for supervised individual research (UN3950 Supervised Individual Research), or participate in the department’s two-year Honors Program. Information on faculty research is available on the departmental website. Students are advised to read about research laboratories on faculty lab sites and visit the professor’s office hours to discuss opportunities. At the beginning of the fall term, the department also hosts a Lab Preview event for students to learn about research opportunities for the upcoming semester.
Participating in research is an important part of your undergraduate experience, and critical if you are thinking of applying to graduate school in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields. By joining a lab, you will see how research projects are conducted. Depending on the lab, you may also see how projects are developed, how data is analyzed, and how presentations are put together for conferences and publication. If you are involved in a lab for the long term, you may even contribute to a project that enables you to be a published researcher yourself. For more information, please see the Psychology Department's Lab Preview Handout.