Most faculty members host weekly or biweekly research groups; attendance is voluntary, but strongly recommended. The groups discuss a wide range of research topics, from developmental psychopathology to feminist psychology and personality and clinical research, and foster close student-faculty relationships in psychology. You'll be encouraged to develop your own research interests, which may culminate in a senior honors thesis or an individual study with a professor.
Research groups and their faculty leaders:
Feminist Psychology Research Group: Professor Joan Chrisler
Environmental Psychology Research Group: Professor Ann Sloan Devlin
Neuroscience Research Group: Professor Ruth Grahn
Developmental Psychopathology Research Group: Professor Audrey Zakriski
Personality & Clinical Research Group: Professor Jefferson Singer
Social Psychology Research Group: Professor Jason Nier
You might use a research group for feedback as you develop a research proposal, or you might be invited to help with a faculty research project or collaborate with other students. Some group members members are engaged in a Master's or honors thesis research; others are conducting course-related research; and still others are research volunteers.
To learn more about each professor's research areas, do view their individual faculty profiles, accessible from the Psychology Department faculty page.