Dr sederberg will be joining the psychology department in the fall of 2017 his research broadly investigates the successes and failures of human in addition to my research interests in children's gesture and pretend play, i am also interested in children's social learning and in studying the. Faculty research in social psychology encompass many core areas of the field, with a particular strength in affective processes as it relates to well-being, attitudes and stereotyping, and social judgment and decision-making faculty research interests are broad and include attitudes and. My interest in psychology i have always been intrigued by the mental processes of humans and animals during this time, i also began researching my native american heritage and began to form my own outlook on individuality, life, spirituality and relationships.
My interest in psychology started as a frantic hobby in ninth grade, i took personality quizzes and believed that psychology was the answer to finding my identity when looking closer at psychology through my personal research and experiences from classes, i realized i barely knew an ounce of. Michael hout cognitive psychology dr hout is a cognitive psychologist whose research interests fall under the broad heading of visual cognition, including research into visual attention and memory, and computational models of both. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, and this means that scientific research is at the core of our discipline faculty interest and program emphasis are in psychopharmacology and neurochemistry of alcohol and drugs of abuse, the behavioral genetics of. Career opportunities in psychology a graduate degree in psychology can open the door to a much wider range of career opportunities spending some time researching different career paths can help you decide which career path is suited to your needs, interests, and educational background.
Applying research methods in my psychology 7 course in the fall of 2015, i took psychology 7 research methods at santa monica college psychology is my intended major and a requirement for me to obtain an associates degree and pre requisite to transfer to a university. Social psychology research methods are the ways in which researchers measure variables and design studies to test hypotheses for example, researchers interested in the climate of intergroup relations in an elementary school may unobtrusively observe the extent of racial segregation in. I teach introductory psychology, research methods in psychology, psychological statistics, experimental psychology, psychology i am interested in cognitive psychology and evolutionary psychology more specifically, my research centers around decision-making, and evolutionary.
The research interests of the psychology faculty span all four graduate concentration areas of the department: clinical science, developmental science, industrial/organizational psychology, and biological psychology indeed, many areas of research are interdisciplinary not only within the. Faculty research interests directed research and other opportunities resources for researchers the psychology faculty are active scholars and maintain current research programs faculty members have a wide range of research interests in both human and animal behavior. Struggling to find a psychology research paper topic check out our collection of ideas to spark your creativity and inspire your writing browse through the collection at your university library to find titles devoted to the subject that you are most interested in, then look through recent articles until you find.
To make a research paper interesting, it is necessary to have a good topic in hand since psychology offers a plethora of topics, students may have a difficult time in choosing one the most important criteria for selecting a research topic is the student's interest and area of specialization. The department of psychology at penn state's university park campus is part of the college of the liberal arts the department includes more than 60 we conduct research and offer courses in many areas of psychology this web site provides an overview of the university park department of. In the area of multicultural psychology, my research interests include risk and resiliency of diverse students in educational and career contexts currently recruiting graduate students for the experimental psychology phd program research interests: -affective and non-affective factors in. Chapter 4: theory in psychology using theories in psychological research but the researcher's interests and abilities play a role too for example, constructing a theory that specifies the neural structures and processes underlying a set of phenomena requires specialized knowledge. The psychology graduate group offers a broad range of research opportunities in brain and cognitive sciences by clicking on each link, you will find the faculty who have interests in each area many faculty also maintain lab web sites that provide more detailed information on their research programs.
My research interests have been primarily in the area of the teaching of psychology, and i have published and done presentations on the subject of active learning in college courses more recently, i have completed a small-scale study on ways to improve student writing in psychology. My research interests span a range of areas within clinical psychology and human performance particular areas of interest include insomnia and the factors that influence as a practicing clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist i am very interested in clinical research, particularly related to. My research interests span the field of social psychology, with specific attraction to problems in the areas of prejudice, stigma, social influence, the social construction of gender, and behavioral economics i enjoy collaborating with students at each stage of the research process: formulating a.
Research interests thanks to the knowledge of its 52 professors and researchers in advanced domains, the department of psychology can offer high-quality training in a variety of fields in psychology. Developmental research topics in psychology development psychology is focused on the lifespan of human beings, so you have a number of topics to choose from you can focus on the effects of the following topics on the personality and development of a child, adult or elderly. Courtney ahrens i am broadly interested in community psychology and the psychology of women my research focuses on violence against women dan chiappe my research interests are in several basic and applied areas my applied research is in human factors and mainly focuses on situation.