Skip to content

A University in Motion. Apply now!

College of Sciences

Research Labs and Student Clubs

The psychology department offers numerous opportunities for our undergraduate students to gain valuable hands-on research experience within the field. Students in the research labs will work on various research projects with a faculty advisor and other research lab members. To get started, students should simply review the information provided here to find a lab that matches their interests and contact the associated faculty advisor.

View Student Resources
Research & Clubs

Labs and Clubs We Offer

Clinical Psychology Lab

The Clinical Psychology Lab focuses on research designed to enhance our understanding of psychological distress and dysfunction. A main focus of the lab will be on exploring:

  1. The relationship between forgiveness and physical and mental health outcomes;
  2. The relationship between religious coping/appraisals and physical and mental health outcomes. Future research projects will involve examining forgiveness in older adults and in peer perpetrators. We will employ both cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. Students are encouraged to develop individual and group research projects exploring factors associated with psychological and physical adjustment.
Cognitive Behavioral Lab

The Cognitive Behavioral Lab focuses primarily on judgment and decision-making processes. Factors such as probability learning, attention, and energy depletion that contribute to suboptimal and risky choice behavior are explored. The results from this work are discussed in terms of how they contribute to our understanding of why people make the choices that they do in their daily life, as well as how human choice behavior compares to that of nonhumans under similar conditions. Students in the laboratory are encouraged to propose original research ideas for data collection.

Healthy Communities Research Lab

The Healthy Communities Research Lab conducts research on the relationship between contexts, such as schools and community settings, and the social, emotional, and behavioral development of youth and their families. We are particularly interested in understanding the role settings play in shaping youth experiences such as bullying, victimization, suicidality, and associated behavioral health issues. As a key aspect of this research, we examine the implementation and effectiveness of prevention programs and policies in promoting community health.

Health Psychology and Epidemiology Lab

Students in the health psychology and epidemiology lab investigate relationships between behavioral patterns and health outcomes using large data sets, primarily the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys. Other specialized health behavior data sets are occasionally used in research (e.g., HINTS, NHANES) and the lab is open to proposals for original research involving data collection.

Industrial Psychology Misbehavior Lab

The industrial (and organizational) psychology misbehavior lab conducts research on facets surrounding employee misbehaviors (e.g., theft, absences, conflicts). This research generally follows two pervading lines of inquiry. The first line of inquiry is concerned with characteristics (e.g., personality, emotional intelligence, individual differences) that predict misbehaviors. The second line of inquiry is concerned with how misbehaviors are structurally related to each other. Additional research projects revolve around the application of individual differences to organizations and advancing methodology to best understand psychological phenomena.

Social Cognition Lab

The overarching research interests within the social cognition lab revolve around stereotyping, prejudice, and social categorization. Recent research interests involve investigating the cognitive processes that underlie person and group perception, and how those processes lead to prejudice and stereotyping (i.e., how the hemispheres of the brain perceive person vs. group information differently and the influence of time and familiarity on perceiving others). Other research interests involve investigating prejudice and stereotypes within a purely social setting (i.e., the aspects involved within victim derogation and the influence of cultural change on the perception of immigrants).

Research & Clubs

Labs and Clubs We Offer

Psi Chi - Psychology logo

Psi Chi – Psychology

College of Sciences, Honor Societies Related Clubs, Psychology
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Psychology Club logo

Psychology Club

College of Sciences, Curriculum Related Clubs, Psychology
The Psychology Club is open to all students, but is specifically designed for psychology major and minor students.
Get In Touch

Want More Info About AUM?

Call Today





[email protected]

Office Hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Send AUM Admissions a Message

Back To Top