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Undergraduate Program - Undergraduate Research

Overview

Providing research experiences for students has become a widely recognized and accepted goal of a college education. Through undergraduate research experiences, students in Psychology participate in a range of activities that draw them into the contemporary culture of psychological science and integrate them more fully into the practice of inquiry and research. The National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and others, recommend that all undergraduate students be encouraged to pursue research projects, and that they get involved in research as early as is practical in their school programs. This has been achieved, in part, by getting students to work on research projects in lab and field settings under the guidance of faculty mentors, beginning as early as their freshman and sophomore years.

Clinical Psychology

Joaquin Borrego

Research interests: parenting interventions, family violence (child physical abuse and domestic violence), the influence of culture on parenting and discipline practices, ethnic minority populations, and clinical behavior analysis.

James R. Clopton

Research interests: personality assessment, eating disorders

Lee Cohen

Research Interests: health psychology, behavioral and physiological mechanisms that contribute to addictive and unhealthy behaviors; in particular, cigarette smoking and problematic drinking

Kelly Cukrowicz

Research Interests: mood disorders and suicidal behavior, cognitive behavior therapy

Catherine Epkins

Research Interests: child assessment; social, cognitive, and family aspects of childhood depression and anxiety; child psychopathology

Stephanie Lewis Harter

Constructivist and narrative approaches to creativity, human change, psychotherapy, and recovery from abusive and traumatic experiences.

Gregory Mumma

Research Interests: Cognitive-behavioral assessment, case formulation, and treatment planning; idiographic assessment; multivariate time series models

Counseling Psychology

Stephen Cook

Research Interests: stress and coping, psychology and religion, gender issues

Sheila Garos

Research Interests: human sexual behavior, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, temptation bias, and women's OB/GYN health

Robert Morgan

Research Interests: correctional mental health, forensic assessment, and training and professional development

Christine Robitschek

Research Interests: positive psychology, multicultural aspects of personal growth initiative, implications of personal growth initiative for health/illness and interventions

Experimental Psychology - Cognitive

Roman Taraban

Research Interests: categorization, language learning, comprehension, study behaviors

Michael Serra

Research Interests: Multimedia (e.g., visual and verbal materials, comic books, video games) and Multimedia Learning (e.g., learning from text with diagrams, causal learning diagrams), Metacognition (thinking about thinking), Reading Comprehension, Memory, Education (learning and studying)

Alice Young

Research Interests: psychopharmacology, discriminative and reinforcing effects of drugs and the roles of receptor-mediated processes in the development of drug tolerance and dependence

Experimental Psychology - Human Factors

Pat DeLucia

Research Interests: visual perception (judgments about motion, depth and collisions) and applications for driving (e.g., rear-end collisions), healthcare (e.g., nursing and camera surgery), military (e.g., night vision goggles), and sport (e.g., batting, officiating). For more information see my research page.

Martina Inge Klein

Research Interests: Subjective and physiological measures of stress and workload. Interestests also include human factors in medicine, (i.e., laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and errors in medicine).

Keith Jones

Research Interests: human-computer interaction, internet navigation and accessibility

Experimental Psychology - Social

Kenneth DeMarree

Research interests: Social cognition, automatic influences on judgment and behavior, attitudes and persuasion, the self, meta-cognition.

Darcy Reich

Research Interests: social cognition, interpersonal processes, bias correction, expectancy effects, attribution, the self

Experimental Psychology - General

Rosemary Cogan

Research Interests: dynamics and treatment of partner and stranger violence, violence and health, quantitative research in psychoanalysis