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 MA 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.

Contact Information:




Department of Psychology
Dept. Assistant, Nancy MacLeod
Connecticut College
Box 5516
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196