Labs

Department Research Labs

The Department of Psychology 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 click on the logos below and contact the lab’s principal investigator(s) for more information.


BLEAP: Behavioral Laboratory of Emotion and Psychophysiology
Dr. James Diller & Dr. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault
Dr. Diller is a behavior analyst and Dr. Salters-Pedneault is a clinical psychologist. Together, they engage in transdisciplinary research, exploring the interactions between psychophysiology and behavior.

The Evolutionary Psychology Lab
Dr. Alita Cousins
This lab explores how evolution has shaped our minds and behavior. Most of this lab's research centers around conflict in romantic relationships.


LoCAS: The Laboratory of Cognition, Attention, and Search
Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel
This lab primarily investigates visual search and surveillance among lifeguards. Other projects examine the role of attention and cognition in everyday life.


Life-span Developmental Psychology Lab
Dr. Jennifer Pickard Leszczynski
This lab focuses on how self-perceptions and stereotypes about others' gender and age change in different situations and across the lifespan. My research also examines how gender and age affect our perceptions about love and romance.

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