Undergraduate students in the Psychology Department get involved in research activities beyond regular course work. Graduate programs, especially PhD programs, highly value research experience. In fact, you are unlikely to be admitted without research experience, regardless of your GPA.
Students might work as an academic assistant for an existing faculty research program or develop an independent project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Many students have presented their work at professional conferences and/or as a senior honors project.
Extensive renovated research space is available for research involving human participants, and a new vivarium is available for research with animals. Students can participate in directed research with faculty mentors or conduct their own independent research or specialized honors projects.