UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
The Department of Psychology encourages undergraduate majors to be involved in research opportunities. Common methods for becoming involved in research include:
1. Working with a faculty member as a research apprentice (credit via PSY308).
2. Completing the Psychology departmental Honors program and/or designing independent research with a faculty member.
3. Designing an independent research project in conjunction with a faculty member who is willing to oversee the project (credit via PSY481).
Participating in Psychology Research
Some instructors offer extra credit for participating in
psychological research conducted by UW-L's Psychology
Department, but anyone can volunteer to participate in these
studies. To browse and enroll in psychology studies
currently being conducted, please visit
the Sona System
website (UW-L's web-based system for signing up to participant
in psychological research).
1. Information regarding domestic and international grants for UW-L undergraduate research can be found at http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/.
2. The McNair Program - McNair Scholars must either be low-income, first generation college students AND/OR be members of a traditionally underrepresented group in their field (usually African American, Latino/a, Native American and/or Asian Pacific Islander). It is STRONGLY recommended that psychology majors apply to McNair after enrolling in or completing PSY331.
3. Resources for external scholarships for
- Psi Chi Awards and Grant (for Psi Chi members)
- American Psychological Association (under "award recipient" type) - click on "Students, High School and Undergrad"
- Association for Psychological Science - student grants
1. UW-L hosts an annual celebration in the Spring (poster or oral presentation options). In addition, there are UW System and national opportunities (e.g., NCUR) - complete information http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/.
2. Psychology students may also submit abstracts in early November for presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association.
UW-L Celebration of Research - Psych Undergrad and Grad Students