ACADEMICS

  • Psychology Research

    Collaborating with your professors on research projects will reinforce classroom learning and expose you to best research practices. Here, you will have the opportunity to join in faculty-led undergraduate research on a wide range of topics including predictors of stress and students’ adjustment to college, emotion and self-regulation, predictors of anxiety and depression, visual perception, and analysis of visitor interaction with works in a Worcester Art Museum gallery. Many of our students have co-authored important papers and presented well-regarded posters at regional, national, and international conferences.

    We recognize these remarkable student-faculty collaborations at our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Recent projects include:

    • The Truth about Lying
    • Do We Have Fun When Time Flies?
    • Judging Oneself While Judging Others? Paradoxical Effects of Facial Symmetry Judgment on Self-Esteem among College Women
    • Perception vs. Reality: Body Image Distortions and Social Comparison
    • Watching Reality TV: Cultivation Effects
    • The Construction of Self-Identity in the Context of Immigration
    • Recovery Narrative PhotoVoice Project
    • Stigma PhotoVoice Project
    • Transgender Awareness Webinar Project
    • Psychological Predictors of Behavior Modification in Relation to Climate Change
    • Locus of Control, Perfectionism, and Cultural Capital in Relation to College Adjustment
    • Parenting Styles, Procrastination, and Test-Anxiety
    • Mindfulness and its Relationship with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Well-Being
    • Social Capital, Popularity, and Self-Esteem, and Their Relationship with Cyber-Technology Use
    • Personality Predictors of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
    • Promoting Interest and Knowledge in College Students: The Interaction between Learning Strategies and Task Application