Lifespan and Development Research

All students are expected to work closely with their faculty advisors and to be actively involved in research throughout their graduate training. A major strength of our program is the low ratio of students to faculty, ensuring that students get the mentoring that is necessary to foster their development as independent researchers.

The Psychology Department maintains several specialized laboratories for conducting research. Other specialized labs exist within the department for conducting research on visual and auditory perception and on decision-making. Additional spaces are also available for individualized interviewing and testing.

A wide variety of participant populations are also readily available for research purposes. We maintain good relations with both area preschools and the Wake County School System for research with children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, and have also had success working with local health-care providers, senior centers, and church groups in ongoing research on adult development and aging.