About the Research

Research in the Department of Psychology is wide-ranging, including work with both humans and nonhuman animals. We study cognition, memory, learning, social behavior, and the biological bases of these psyc110capacities. There is also work on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology. Our methodologies include behavioral experiments, questionnaire studies, and observational studies, as well as brain imaging, electrophysiological studies, hormonal assays, and genetics.

Our research with human subjects depends crucially on the willingness of people from the university and surrounding community to participate in our studies. It is through their help that we have been able to make some fascinating discoveries. If you are interested in participating in one of our studies, please check out the Adult and Children links for further information. The PSYC 110/111 page is for students enrolled in those classes.

All research with human subjects at Emory must be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This board insures that the rights and welfare of the participants in our studies are fully protected. In all of our studies, the procedures are fully explained to potential participants. If at any time participants wish to terminate their participation in an experiment, they may do so without penalty. The data collected in these studies is kept fully confidential. Studies with nonhuman animals are reviewed by our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure they are consistent with ethical and legal standards.