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:

    • Attitudes Toward Disability Across the Lifespan
    • Gender Moderates the Mediation Effects of some Repetitive Negative Thinking in the Relations Between Neuroticism and Both Stress and Well-Being
    • An Examination of Spatial Relations in Science Category Learning
    • How Do Classroom Outlines Impact Comprehension and Metacomprehension?
    • Spatial Thinking and Relational Scaffolding (STARS) in Elementary Space Science Learning
    • Incorporating the Institutional Vision into the [remastered] Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum
    • Gender Moderates the Mediation Effects of some Repetitive Negative Thinking in the Relations Between Neuroticism and Both Depression and Anxiety
    • College Environment Mediates and Gender Moderates the Relations Between Maladaptive Coping and Psychological Outcomes
    • Self-Esteem, Generational Status, and LOC in Relation to Stress and Well-Being