Students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in class by getting involved in psychological research. Students benefit from one-on-one mentoring with faculty and have opportunities to present research on campus at the Undergraduate Research Symposium or at regional or national psychology conferences.
Mental Health Research: The Laboratory for the Evaluation of Psychopathology and Psychosocial Interventions does research to focus on practice-based research by collaborating with mental health professionals in the community. The data for this research is usually generated through the course of routine clinical services or activities and addresses questions that are important to practicing clinicians.
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Developmental Research: The Child and Family Studies Lab (CAFS) contains a real-life living room with a one-way mirror and state of the art observation cameras, coding software, and equipment to record body movements to allow for unobtrusive data collection when interviewing families or observing children performing motor tasks or engaging in free play.
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Social, Cognitive and Affective Research: The Laboratory for Cognitive and Affective Science (LaCasa) houses equipment designed to measure precise reaction times to experiments, present multimedia stimuli, and record a range of psychophysiological measurements (such as heart rate and skin sweating).
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