Prospective Students - [ Experimental Masters Programs ]
Want to build your knowledge and experience for a future Ph.D. program or job in psychology research? Consider applying to the
The faculty in the Experimental Psychology program is growing and we would like our graduate program to grow with us. You can choose between different foci SUCH AS:
- Applied Experimental (Suggested foci: Psychology, Policy and Law; Health Psychology; or Engineering Psychology
- Or design your own track.
Work one-on-one with faculty conducting research in policy, health (e.g., smoking cessation), interpersonal relationships, psycholegal (e.g., profiling, jury decision making, eyewitness identification), memory, creativity, human factors, perception, problem-solving, aging, and quantitative methods. Work with research institutions like the Social Science Research Center, the Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology, and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies.
Over two years you will work on research with an adviser, be expected to construct your own research project (thesis), run and defend that project. Presentations at research conferences are typical. Motivated students will find that they can sculpt their training to focus on whatever interests them most. Different mentors adopt different models. Contact faculty (see faculty and staff bios webpage) to see with whom you might like to work.
Application deadline: Applications accepted from early February through April 1st (APPLY EARLY to improve your chances)
- Carolyn Adams-Price
- Gary Bradshaw
- Stephanie Doane
- Deborah Eakin
- J. Martin Giesen
- Robert McMillen
- Jarrod Moss
- H. Colleen Sinclair
- Carrick Williams
Recent sample presentations of experimental students:
Gilbert, B. Q.* (2008). Facing the Opposition: Examining conformity on pre-existing political beliefs in real world and computer mediated contexts. Poster to be presented at the 2008 Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Hertl, J. T.* (2008). Application of Prototype Theory to Perceptions of Gender-motivated Bias Crimes. Poster to be presented at the 2008 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference in Chicago, IL.
Walker, A.* (2008). Honor thy mother and thy father: Examining the importance of commitment status in mediating the social network influence of parents on romantic relationships. Poster to be presented at the 2008 Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Wright, B.* (2008). Weighing Parental Opinion: Exploring the Security of Parental Attachment as a Mediator of the Relationship between Parental Approval and Romantic Relationship Strength. Poster to be presented at the 2008 Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Albuquerque, NM.