The UCM Department of Psychological Science provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research. Students frequently author and co-author conference presentations and publications with faculty. The Sattler Awards recognize outstanding student research in several categories. The department has a variety of lab facilities available for research.
The department has a limited amount of travel funding available to help students with the costs of attending conferences to present their research. Students who wish to request department travel funding should complete and submit the travel funding request form. Travel funding is also available through UCM's Undergraduate Research Office.
Faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research and welcome collaboration with students. Examples of current projects involving faculty-student collaboration include:
- Relation between direct observation of relaxed behavior and self-reported mindfulness and relaxation. Faculty: Duane A. Lundervold. Student: Lacey S. Hites
- Effect of Behavioral Tutoring on Undergraduate Academic Performance. Faculty: Duane A. Lundervold, Student: Travis Niemeier
- Effect of Behavioral Relaxation Training on Mindfulness. Faculty: Duane A. Lundervold. Student: Christin N. Hobbs and Emily Stern-Metz
- Acquisition and generalization of Behavioral Relaxation Training skills: Trainer and participant effects. Faculty: Duane A. Lundervold Students: Lindsay B. Vick, James Santoyo, Michaela Walsh, Emily Stern
- How Can We Sleep While the Earth is Burning? Factors Effecting Environmentally Sustainable Behavior: A Mixed Method Study (Faculty: Dr. Schuetz. Students: Jackie Bhattarai, Linda Berletic, Bethany Mealy, Danna Harvey, Nicole Swopes, Benjamin Knapp, Kristen Ohlms).
- Symptom Attribution in Traumatic Brain Injury versus Concussion (Faculty: Dr. Ryan. Student: Alexa Kane)
- Improving Prospective Memory in College Students (Faculty: Dr. Kreiner. Students: Matthew Honeycutt, Angel Munoz).