Influential research opportunities

Here at Arizona State University, Department of Psychology faculty conduct innovative, use-inspired research that sets a standard for the discipline and makes a difference in peoples lives. From work that examines the underlying neuroscience of aging and stress, to studies that explore the mechanisms that underlie effective prevention of behavior disorders in children, research in psychology at ASU spans topics of novel theoretical and empirical interest that extend our understanding of the human condition and promote well being.

Want to truly begin to understand the mind, brain and human behavior? Get involved in a research project with one of our esteemed faculty members. Research is where psychologists get a first-hand look into the minds and behaviors of others. And with 40 state-of-the-art labs available to you — all being utilized for different projects — there’s sure to be a topic that will excite and engage you.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Research Labs Faculty

Research by Faculty

Cooperation and Conflict Lab (Aktipis)
Dynamics of Perception, Action, & Cognition (Amazeen)
Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Dissemination and Implementation for Health Equity (Berkel)
Behavioral Neuroscience of Memory & Aging (Bimonte-Nelson)
EEG Lab (Blais & Brewer)
Memory and Attention Control Lab
Pathways of Risk and Resilience Lab (Chassin)
Culture, Adaptation, Religion, Morality, Anthropomorphism Lab (CARMA) (Cohen)
Behavioral Neuroscience Research in Stress (Conrad)
Behavioral Alcohol Research for Clinical Advancement (Corbin)
Emotion Regulation & Health (Davis)
Relationship Dynamics Lab (Dishion)
Adolescent Stress and Emotion Lab (Doane)
Theory of Mind / Father and Divorce Labs (Fabricius)
Laboratory for Embodied Cognition (Glenberg)
Memory & Language Lab (Goldinger)
Culture and Prevention Research Lab (Gonzales)
Health and Developmental Methods Lab (Grimm)
@HEART; Healthy Experiences Across Relationships and Transitions lab (Ha)
Prototype Abstraction Lab (Homa)
Lifespan Development Lab (Infurna)
Embodied Games Lab (Johnson-Glenberg) - Cognitive Science Affiliate
Karoly Lab (Karoly)
Evolutionary Social Cognition Lab (Kenrick-Neuberg-Becker)
Culture and Decision Science Network Lab (Kwan)
Child Emotion Center (Lemery-Chalfant)
Emerging Minds Lab (Lucca)
Health and Coping Lab (Luecken)
Research in Prevention Laboratory (MacKinnon)
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (McClure)
Science of Learning and Educational Technology (McNamara)
Substance Use, Health and Behavior Lab (Meier)
Evolution, Ecology, and Social Behavior Lab (Dr. Neuberg)
Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory (Olive)
Social Addictions Impulse Lab (Patock-Peckham)
Body Image Research and Health Disparities (BIRHD) (Perez)
Courage (Pina)
Basic Behavioral Processes Lab (Sanabria)
SPLAT Lab (Shiota)
Applied Behavior Analysis Lab
Genes, Environment, and Youth Development (Su)
Culture and Ecology Lab (Varnum)
The SOCIAL Neurobiology lab (Verpeut)
Parenting Young Children Lab (Winslow)
Prevention Programs for At-risk Youths (Wolchik)
Canine Science Collaboratory (Wynne)

Research by Lab

Applied Behavior Analysis Lab

Research Areas:

  • Language Assessment and Development (Generativity)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • PEAK Relational Training System
  • Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
  • Functional Assessment
  • Functional Analysis Technologies
  • Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)
  • Behavioral Skills Training (BST)
  • School-Based Interventions

Join the Lab: 

Evolutionary Social Cognition Lab (Kenrick-Neuberg-Becker)

Our Functional Social Cognition Lab explores the processes that influence the selective and automatic direction of our limited perceptual and cognitive resources. We've been developing a conceptual framework that begins to articulate the role that fundamental social goals play in governing these processes. We focus, in particular, on the ways in which self-protection, mating, status-striving, social affiliation, and disease avoidance goals selectively facilitate attention toward people who have characteristics relevant to those goals.

Research by the numbers

$13.3 million

research grant monies


active research grants


in publications in top 30 journals across aspirational peer universities

Research opportunities

We encourage undergraduates to get involved in research. You’ll apply the knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and gain invaluable experience.

Psychology centers and institutes

Our research extends beyond the walls of our psychology labs. Find out about Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health and the Veterans Wellness Research Center.

Research advancement office

The goal of the Research Advancement Team is to provide information and assistance that will help our faculty locate funding, apply for grants and manage their sponsored projects.