Research is viewed as an integral component of the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program. Students begin working in the laboratory upon arrival on campus and continue throughout their doctoral training. All students must complete a minimum of 3 hours of research credit per semester until they are advanced to doctoral candidacy. Most students complete a Master's Research Portfolio during their second year of study. The culmination of the research training is the student’s completion of the dissertation.
The research interests of potential mentors among the Experimental Psychology Faculty are varied and often multidisciplinary, but fall into the following areas of strength:
Cognitive & Developmental Sciences
Vision & Hearing Sciences
Descriptions of each of these Research Foci and the faculty members with interests in that area can be found here.