Psychological Science

Research Apprenticeship Opportunities (PSY 290)

PSY 290 is for students interested in collaborating with a faculty member on a research project in the faculty member’s area of research expertise. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with extensive experiences in a particular area of research which can be useful in various ways including preparing the student to conduct subsequent independent research.

If this sounds like something you’d like to pursue, please review the lab descriptions below and identify a faculty member who has research interests that align with your own, set up a meeting with them to discuss their current projects and whether they currently have open 290 positions. They can also tell you the next steps to sign up for PSY 290.

Psychological Science Laboratories

Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

Faculty: Kayla C. De Lorme
Location: Beck 215 
Topics: behavioral neuroendocrinology, adolescent development of brain and behavior, and the effects of experience on adolescent brain development.

Center for Developmental Science

Faculty: Kyle E. Chambers
Location: Beck 109
Topics: cognitive development, language learning, data visualization, and exhibit & program evaluation for the Childrens’ Museum of Southern Minnesota

Gender and Help-Seeking Lab

Faculty: Patrick Heath
Location: Beck 105 
Topics: mental health stigma, men and masculinities, self-compassion, and help-seeking decisions


Faculty: Lucie Holmgreen 
Location: BH 312 
Topics: Sexual violence perpetration, rape myths, attachment

Memory & Cognition Lab

Faculty: Jennifer Ackil
Location: BH314 
Topics: human memory processes, including specifically autobiographical remembering and false memory development

Perception & Attention (PAtt) Labs

Faculty: Lauren N. Hecht
Location: Beck 316
Topics: perceptual organization in vision, attentional selection, crossmodal attention, and multimodal attention

Social Lab

Faculty: Marie Walker
Location: BH314 
Topics: political identity development; emotional self-regulation, including meditation practices; microaggression and microaffirmation

For Participants

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