The Psychology Department is housed in Briggs Hall, which features 6000 square feet devoted to psychological science. The building houses psychology classrooms, faculty offices, a student lounge area, a fully equipped computer lab with workstations for data analysis, lab areas for student research and psychophysiological recording, and the Laboratory for Addictive and Impulsive Behavior. The latter enables students to become involved in faculty-led research to explore behaviors associated with real-world problems such as smoking, gambling, and other impulse-control disorders.
All of our faculty maintain active research interests in a variety of basic science and applied areas of psychology, and all provide opportunities to become actively involved, either as research assistants or through designing and conducting their own projects. Prior research collaborations have enabled our students to travel to both regional and national professional conferences where they have had the opportunity to present their research.