Centers & Labs

Psychology Research MapOur faculty are active in research and/or professional training. With over $3 million in external grant support, faculty conduct research ranging from critical societal issues (such as drug and alcohol use/abuse, health-related behaviors, aggression, eyewitness testimony, and satisfaction with work) to more basic research questions that add to psychology’s foundation of knowledge.

Our centers and labs are located in various buildings around campus. Please consult the individual lab for specific office addresses.


Centers & Labs
Science Hall Rooms 477 & 489
Application of basic theory in cognition and usage of experimental research designs to assess a variety of real-world phenomena
Our research focuses broadly on the role of information processing on the formation and strength of attitudes, impressions, judgments, and values.
W112 Lagomarcino
Promoting research on understanding and reducing aggression and violence in modern society.
Healthy Habits Lab
2356 Lagomarcino
The effects of attitudes and educational experiences on the identity development process, including interests, values, personality, and future career aspirations.
Leadership and Decision-Making Lab
2352 Lagomarcino
Marsee Aggression and Delinquency Lab
0054 Science I
1455 Lagomarcino
Positive and negative effects of media on children and adults, including media violence, video games, advertising, educational media, news/propaganda, virtual reality, and music
Research focuses on issues related to human memory. E.g., why do people remember events that never happened to them? How can the principles of cognitive psychology improve educational practice?
0016 Office and Laboratory Building
Research in the Navigation Laboratory focuses on how we perceive, remember, and navigate through the environment. Many of the experiments conducted in our lab use immersive virtual reality (VR).
W112 Lagomarcino
The clinic offers group and individual counseling as well as training/supervision and research opportunities related to the intersection between psychotherapy and forgiveness, religion/spirituality, and stigma.
0420 Lagomarcino
The Psychology & Law Lab at Iowa State University tests various hypotheses about human memory, judgment, and decision making in forensic context
W204 Lagomarcino
In the SSPeL we explore the psychological dynamics underlying people’s perceptions of themselves and others, especially in reference to the immediate and broader social context. Particular attention is paid to social comparative, motivational, and personality processes that are involved.
Science I Room 52
The Social Self and Culture Lab conducts research on various aspects of the self, culture, honor, close relationships, and lay beliefs.
1448 Lagomarcino
The Stigma Research Lab investigates how external and internalized stigma effects individuals’ psychological well-being and willingness to seek mental health services.
W112 Lagomarcino
Research encompasses a range of topics including person perception, attitudes and persuasion, self and memory, and judgment and decision-making.