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, 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:

    • Dissatisfaction and High Standards, Not Locus of Control, Predict Stress and Well-Being
    • An Examination of the Relation Between Academic Entitlement and Academic Motivation
    • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, but Not Self-Efficacy, Predict Depression and Anxiety: Gendered Patterns
    • Mindfulness and Decision-Making: The Effects of Emotion Regulation When Faced with Risk
    • Analyzing the Relations Between Academic Motivation, Learning Strategies, and Academic Performance