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Department of Psychological Sciences - Research Labs

Dr. Lance Hahn and Taylor Blaetz (graduate student) in the Semantics Lab  Jessie Parks (graduate student) collecting data in the Cognition Lab  Research in progress in I/O Psychology Lab  Eye tracker in the Adult Learning Lab

Cool projects.  Hands-on experiences.  Immersion in psychology. Preparation for graduate school and the workplace. Do science!


Involvement in research with a faculty member is one of the best things you can do in your academic career.  You will learn about how research is conducted, acquire skills that are valued by employers and graduate schools, and have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to science.  


Research opportunities are in high demand.  Priority is given to Psychological Science majors.  Students who are not Psychological Science majors who want to do research in one of our labs need to make an appointment with the Department Chair, Dr. Kelly Madole, to discuss their plans.


Find an interesting lab and talk to or email a professor. 

Earn course credit by enrolling in an independent study course.

Faculty Member(s) Lab Openings for Students



Clinical Psychology Amy Brausch Risk Behaviors Lab Yes Yes
Jenni Teeters

Technology Enhancing Community Health Lab

Yes  Yes
Matt Woodward Trauma Recovery Lab Yes Yes
Cognitive Psychology Lance Hahn Semantics Lab No No
Matt Shake Adult Learning Lab Yes Yes
Lance Hahn
Andrew Mienaltowski
Sharon Mutter
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Lab Yes Yes
Sharon Mutter Cognition Lab Yes Yes
Developmental Psychology    Elizabeth Lemerise Social Development Lab Yes Yes
Diane Lickenbrock  Children and Families Lab Yes Yes
Kelly Madole Cognitive Development Lab No No
Andrew Mienaltowski Lifespan Social Cognition Lab Yes Yes
Betsy Shoenfelt FUNdamental and Applied Research Room Yes Yes
Katrina Burch Discrimination and Work-Life Lab Yes Yes
Neuroscience/Perception Farley Norman Vision and Haptics Lab Yes No
Social Psychology Aaron Wichman Social Cognition Lab Yes Yes

independent study course website

For additional research opportunities in the Department of Psychology, see http://www.wku.edu/psychology/research/index.php.

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 Last Modified 1/26/21