Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Summary of Psychology Department Research Activities, Fall 2016

The fall 2016 semester was a busy one for the Psychology Department. Over the course of the semester 13 researchers (both students and faculty) collected data from 178 participants (PSYC 101 students) who make up our participant pool. The department ran a total of 14 different research projects and, overall, our participants earned 1,333 research 'credits'. As one credit amounts to 15 minutes worth of research participation, this equates to more than 330 continuous hours of data collection over the course of the semester. Students that were involved in this research were doing data collection as part of a class (PSYC 310), as a research assistant to one of our departmental faculty, or as an independent study (PSYC 498). The results of many of these studies will be presented at URCA and the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in the spring of 2017. Overall, it was a productive semester in the research lab!