Psychology is a research-intensive field, covering a wide range of topics, including the psychology of genocide, child development, abnormal psychology and more. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research activities as early as their first year; graduate students are required to build a research portfolio.
Research Across All Levels
Areas of Research
Our faculty and doctoral student researchers cover wide range of psychology subfields, with dissertations focusing on relevant topics including the opioid crisis, LGBTQ+ issues, relationships, the experiences of black women, and toxic masculinity.
Clark psychology faculty are actively involved in research; they publish, write grants, present at national and international conferences, and mentor all levels of student research.
Psychology graduate students conduct high-quality empirical and theoretical work and are encouraged — and expected — to present their work at international and national conferences. They also actively submit that work for publication.
Psychology majors conduct research through specific courses, the department’s honors program, directed study, and other noncredit opportunities.
The Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology features laboratory space for all faculty and student research, including the Research Skills Room for data analysis and the Presentation Preparation Room. Dedicated lab spaces contain data collection and observation rooms, as well as space for data coding and analysis.
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology
Jonas Clark Hall, 3rd floor
950 Main Street
Worcester MA 01610
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