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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Psychological Science Research Laboratories

Students are encouraged to participate in faculty research projects, some of which are supported by grant funds. 

Biofeedback LaboratoryBehavioral Medicine and Biofeedback Laboratory - This laboratory provides students with the opportunity to conduct basic and applied research related to behavioral assessment and treatment of biomedical disorders (e.g., headache, chronic pain, Parkinson's Disease.)  State of the art, eight-channel computer-based and stand-alone equipment for biomonitoring and biofeedback of cardiac, electrodermal, electromyographic, and peripheral temperature response modalities is available.
 
Computer Laboratory -
This resource is intended for use of students and faculty.  It provides access to 27 computers that are equipped with the latest versions of major statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS & Statview).  The lab can be used for word processing as well as statistical analysis. Open lab hours vary by semester.

Experimental Psychology Laboratory - This lab is used for conducting research in a variety of areas in experimental psychology, including cognition, perception, psycholinguistics, and social psychology.  This includes research designed by students enrolled in the Research Design & Analysis I and II courses as well as individual student projects under faculty supervision, research done for master's theses, and research designed by faculty with student research assistants collecting data.

Eye Tracking Laboratory - The lab is equipped to track users' gaze patterns and correlate where they are looking on the computer screen with the information presented on the screen. Eyetracking has been used extensively in a variety of industries including driving, advertising, psychology, and many others. Currently Dr. Carter is using eyetracking to explore phylogenetic responses and human memory.

Neurocognition LaboratoryNeurocognition Laboratory - This resource is equipped to measure and analyze a variety of biosignals including brainactivity (EEG), eye movements(EOG), heart activity (EKG), and skin conductance (SCR) among others.  Equipment also exists to perform comprehensive eye examinations.  Recent and current projects in the lab involve examining brain activity as it relates to various memory and emotional processes as well as the effects of visual deficits on cognitive functioning.

Virtual Reality flying scenarioVirtual Reality Laboratory - This resource utilizes a computer with virtual reality software along with goggles, platform, and a scent module. The laboratory can create virtual environments that simulate flying in an aircraft, public speaking, heights, and other scenarios. UCM was the first Psychology department in the country to incorporate VR technology into the undergraduate curriculum, where it is used to improve understanding of treatment methods for anxiety disorders and substance cravings.