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Join a psychology research initiative

In the Department of Psychology at ASU Tempe, you'll have the potential to work with renowned faculty on research projects in more than 40 high-tech laboratories geared toward solving society’s biggest challenges across an array of scientific study including addiction, neuroscience, adolescence, stress, canine behavior, embodied cognition, emotion regulation, and so much more.

Psychology's research labs are a great way to experience scientifically-based applications to your coursework that will help develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to position you to excel in future endeavors -- particularly if you're considering graduate school where research experience can give you a competitive edge.

Research Opportunities

Title Research Area Semester Credits Course Credit Lab Director(s)
@Heart Lab (Healthy Experiences Across Relationships and Transitions) Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 PSY399 and PSY499 Thao Ha
Adolescent Stress and Emotion Lab (Doane) Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 3 PSY399 and PSY499 Leah Doane
Basic Behavioral Processes Lab (Sanabria) Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Quantitative Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 3 Either PSY399 or PSY499 Federico Sanabria, PhD
Bridges to High School Program Clinical Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 3 PSY399 and PSY499 Nancy Gonzales, PhD, Sandra Losoya, PhD
Canine Science Collaboratory Behavioral Neuroscience Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 PSY 399 and PSY 499 Clive Wynne, PhD
CARMA Lab (Cohen) Social Psychology Spring, Fall 2, 3 PSY 399 Only Adam Cohen, PhD
Child Emotion Center / Lemery Lab Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 3 Either PSY399 or PSY499 Kathy Lemery, PhD
Conditioned Food Preferences Lab Behavioral Neuroscience Spring, Summer, Fall 2, 3 2-3 credits Elizabeth D. Phillips, PhD
Contextual Influences on Subjective Alcohol Effects (BARCA/Corbin Lab) Clinical Psychology Spring, Fall 3 Either PSY399 or PSY499 William Corbin, PhD
Cooperation and Conflict Lab / Aktipis Social Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 2, 3 Summer: PSY 399 Fall, Spring: PSY 399, PSY 499 Athena Aktipis, PhD
Courage Lab (Pina Lab) Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 Either PSY 399 or PSY 499 Armando Pina, PhD
Culture and Decision Science (Kwan Lab) Social Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 3 Both PSY 399 and PSY 499. 499 requires Dr. Kwan’s approval and is reserved for advanced/experienced students. Virginia S. Y. Kwan, PhD
Culture and Ecology Lab Social Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 PSY399 Michael Varnum
EEG Lab Cognitive Science Spring, Summer, Fall 2, 3 PSY 399 or PSY 499 Chris Blais, PhD
Embodied Games for Learning Lab Cognitive Science Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2 PSY 399 and/or PSY 499 Dr. Mina C. Johnson-Glenberg
Emotion Regulation & Health (Davis) Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 2, 3 Either PSY399 or PSY499 Mary Davis, PhD
Healthy Aging and Life Events Lab (Infurna) Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 PSY 399 & PSY 499 Frank J. Infurna, PhD
Kenrick-Neuberg Lab Social Psychology Spring, Fall 3 PSY 399 & PSY 499 Douglas Kenrick, PhD, Steven Neuberg, PhD
Ladd Lab Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer 2, 3 PSY399 or PSY499 Gary Ladd, PhD
Las Madres Nuevas (Luecken, Gonzales, Perez, Crnic) Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology Spring, Summer, Fall 1, 2, 3 PSY399 and PSY499 Linda Luecken, Nancy Gonzales, Keith Crnic, Marisol Perez

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