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Psychological Research

Faculty and students in the Department of Psychological Science are engaged in a wide variety of research that explores development, and basic affective, cognitive, social, and neurological mechanisms of psychological processes. Engage in research alongside faculty as undergraduate researchers, discover opportunities to participate in research, explore our research facilities, and learn about the exciting research being done by our faculty.

 
 

Undergraduate Research

Psychology Students at AU engage in research alongside faculty as assistant researchers and or participants in behavioral studies.

Our research students gain insights into how science works. They learn skills such as project management, research design and ethics, statistical analysis, and professional presentation. The skills gained in research participation are skills that graduate programs and employers find highly desirable.

How do I become a Student Researcher?

Want to participate as a research assistant? Many faculty welcome the opportunity to mentor Undergraduate Researchers in their research programs. Most students enroll in PSYC 4990 for 1, 2 or 3 credit hours.

Who is Eligible?

We welcome students from Freshmen to Seniors in Psychology or other disciplines. Students must have at least a 2.5 Overall GPA and must follow the procedures to apply for this permission only course.

How do I become a Student Researcher?

Want to participate as a research assistant? Many faculty welcome the opportunity to mentor Undergraduate Researchers in their research programs. Most students enroll in PSYC 4990 for 1, 2 or 3 credit hours. Follow these steps:

  1. Review Faculty Research Profiles
  2. Fill out Application
  3. Meet with Dr. Patton, Undergraduate Research Coordinator
  4. Meet with potential research mentors
  5. Register for PSYC 4990 (requires permission)

Still have questions? Contact Tadd Patton for more information.

How do I become a Research Participant

Want to participate as a research subject? Many faculty and students are running studies that need participants to volunteer. Your class may offer credit for participation or you may simply want to volunteer.

Get a SONA account PSYC 1101 Research Participation Guidelines CURS