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All Research Opportunities

  • Students enrolled in PSY 100 and PSY 247 are required to participate in research studies sponsored by the department. Many other courses also allow students to earn extra credit by participating in research studies.

    See the list of current studies here

  • If you are conducting a research study and want your study to appear in the list of studies sponsored by the department, please ask your faculty supervisor (Methods II instructor or your mentor for independent study projects) for the SelectSurvey link. If you have any questions about the process of posting your study, email Dr. Lanagan-Leitzel at lanaganleitzell@easternct.edu.

  • The Department of Psychological Science is pleased to offer two funding opportunities for undergraduates pursuing research:

    Psychology Project/Research Grants are available for Psychology majors, minors and Cognitive–Neuroscience Individualized majors to help cover the costs of expenses for research projects.

    Psychology Research Travel Grants are available for Psychology majors, minors, and Cognitive-Neuroscience Individualized majors to present their research at a professional forum.

    Read more about the grants and apply here

  • The Department of Psychological Science contains many faculty members who are conducting exciting research and need students to assist them with their work. Being a research assistant is a great way to prepare for graduate school and employment after graduation. Students who are interested in working in one of the labs should check out the labs on the Departmental Labs webpage and contact the principal investigator(s) for more information.

    Visit the Faculty Research Labs webpage

  • The Psychology Summer Research Institute is a week-long research-intensive experience for freshmen and sophomore psychology majors held in May of each year. Students gain foundational skills in research focused on an area of research interest by the two faculty leaders. Students receive approximately 30 hours of hands-on experience with research in this area through supervised activities. Students also collect and analyze data using several different research methodologies and share their results in a poster session open to the campus community. In addition to this wonderful experience, students also receive a $200 stipend and a copy of books that are useful in Psychology classes. Support from a peer mentor is also provided. Due to high demand and limited seats, the SRI uses a competitive application process.

    Find out more about the SRI here

  • There are two local conferences that may be of interest to you:

    Psychological Science Annual Conference


    This conference is held on Eastern's campus every Fall semester. For more details, check out the webpage devoted to the conference.

    Psychology Day


    This conference rotates among the four CSU campuses every Spring semester. The list below will be updated with conference details and webpage links if/when they become available.

    2021: Eastern

    2022: Central

    2023: Western

    2024: Southern

  • Our faculty are engaged in quality, innovative research in many diverse areas of psychology and related disciplines.

    See our Faculty Research Labs page