All students in the psychology program complete a 12-credit research core that culminates in an original research project. Many students also collaborate with faculty in one of the eight full-time research laboratories.
The Psychology program maintains an eleven-room laboratory in Turnbull Hall for faculty and student teaching and research. The lab is equipped with computers and research equipment including a 64-channel ERP system for the collection of brain waves. The lab is staffed by approximately fifteen to twenty psychology students each semester who are conducting independent research or work study. Students interested in working in the lab may contact any of the lab directors listed below.
Clinical: Dr. Eric W. Corty
Cognitive: Dr. Dawn G. Blasko
Developmental: Dr. Charisse Nixon
Educational: Dr. Dharma Jairam
Perception: Dr. Clare Porac
Cognitive Neuroscience: Dr. Victoria A. Kazmerski
Evaluation: Dr. Carl A. Kallgren
Social: Dr. Carol L. Wilson
Center for Organizational Research & Evaluation (CORE): The Center for Organizational Research & Evaluation (CORE) provides research, evaluation and grant writing services for both the public and private organizations.
COR: CourseWare for Observational Research: COR is an interactive computer program that uses digital video and interactive coding forms to help illustrate basic concepts of observational research.
High Aspirations: High Aspirations is a Penn State outreach program that links K-12 and university professors and researchers for courses and activities to promote achievement for boys and girls.
VIZ: Visualization Assessment and Training Website: VIZ is an interdisciplinary project designed to create web-based modules for the assessment and training of spatial skills.