Experimental Psychology Concentration

Specialize in any area of psychological research — clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscience or social — as you prepare for doctoral studies or a research job in the public or private sector.

Psychology students

 

In the Experimental Psychology Concentration students may specialize in any area of psychological research — clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscience or social — and prepare for doctoral studies or a research job in the public or private sector. They receive extensive training in research design and analysis and have access to our entire faculty, who bring demonstrated strengths in biological, cognitive and social psychology.

Students and faculty collaborate on research, culminating in the master's thesis. Recent thesis topics have included the relation of anonymity to aggressive driving behavior, social comparisons of attractiveness, television violence, eyewitness memory, and the role of parenting style and parental religious beliefs on successful religious transmission. Students frequently have opportunities to publish in journals and present research at conferences.

Program Advantages

Program Flexibility

Gain research training in any area of psychology and prepare to enroll in a Ph.D. program, or work in the public and private sectors, such as the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army Research Labs.

Experienced Faculty

Receive extensive training in research design and analysis. The program's diverse and experienced faculty demonstrate strengths in biological, cognitive and social psychology. Affiliated faculty members from other disciplines are also available to mentor in related topics.

Dedicated Psychology Facilities

The department’s facilities include state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Facilities also include a computer lab for instruction on statistical software packages, and separate research labs with equipment for cognitive, biological, developmental, clinical, and social psychological research.

Testing and Assessment

Build your testing capabilities through the psychology test library, a collection of psychological assessments, test protocols, reference literature and more.