Psychology undergraduate and graduate student research is a crucial component to a psychology degree. Check out some of our student research projects.
Personality tests are not merely for discovering a celebrity soulmate or learning which outfit matches a reader’s mood. Outside the pages of Cosmopolitan, personality tests serve as an assessment for employment. Assistant Professor of Psychology David Fisher and graduate students Sydnie Cunningham and Alison Kerr published an article in The International Journal of Selection and Assessment on the significance of personality tests that are contextualized for the workplace. Learn more.
Students often associate studying with pain, but TU doctoral student, Edward Lannon studies pain. Lannon’s research in pain not only earned him a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, but also, he recently won an NSF travel award.
Malaria in Ghana
TU researchers from the Department of Psychology have traveled to Ghana where malaria is responsible for 25 percent of child deaths under the age of 5 [UNICEF, 2007]. A TU survey of Ghanaian children, parents and teachers revealed malaria is the primary cause of absenteeism among children and has a serious impact on their education.
The American Psychological Association (APA) honored three TU psychology doctoral students for outstanding research papers in clinical neuropsychology (APA Division 40-Society for Clinical Neuropsychology). From data collection to the final paper review, McFarlin Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training Michael Basso mentors his students to start with a question and then investigate. Learn more.