Psychology majors are encouraged to work with faculty on research projects. Conducting research is a great way to learn about psychology first-hand. It is also an important experience to have when applying to many graduate programs.
Interested in conducting psychological research?
Professors Shannon Kundey, Diane Graves, Elizabeth MacDougall and Jason Trent are all accepting applications to join their respective research teams.
- Canine Cognition Lab – Shannon Kundey, Ph.D.
- Excellence in College Admission Preparation (ECAP) Lab – Diane Graves, Ph.D.
- Comparative Cognition Lab – Shannon Kundey, Ph.D.
- Geriatric Assessment Research Lab – Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D.
- T.W.I. Research Lab – Wanda Ruffin, Ph.D.
Summer Research Institute
Students spend eight weeks on campus and work with Hood faculty on a project; they receive a stipend and free lodging for the period.
Through the Summer Research Institute (SRI), teams of faculty and students may apply for competitive summer research grants from the College. Students work with Hood faculty on a research project and receive a stipend and free lodging for the period.
In addition to learning how to do the research, students learn about data analysis and how to present their findings, typically by presenting a poster at a local or regional conference. All of these skills are very useful when applying for graduate programs. Applications for the SRI are due each year in February.
Participate in Psychology Research
Participate in Psychology Research using our Hood Research Participation System. Just click on “Request Account” to start exploring the research studies available to participate in!