Our 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
Rooms 477 & 489
Application of basic theory in cognition and usage of experimental research designs to assess a variety of real-world phenomena
Perception, selective attention and working memory as they relate to the current task and state of awareness
Our research focuses broadly on the role of information processing on the formation and strength of attitudes, impressions, judgments, and values.
Promoting research on understanding and reducing aggression and violence in modern society.
Emotional Regulation and Discrimination lab
The effects of attitudes and educational experiences on the identity development process, including interests, values, personality, and future career aspirations.
How self determination theory (SDT) applies to vocational psychology
Leadership and Decision-Making Lab
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).
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.
Visual cognition; cognitive neuroscience; object and face recognition; implicit memory; memory for visual stimuli
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.
The Stigma Research Lab investigates how external and internalized stigma effects individuals’ psychological well-being and willingness to seek mental health services.
Research encompasses a range of topics including person perception, attitudes and persuasion, self and memory, and judgment and decision-making.