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 capacities. 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 our Adult and Children pages for further information. The PSYC 110/111 page is for students enrolled in those classes.