Participating in Research
Helpful Tips on Careers in Psychology and Graduate School
Useful Links for Psychology Students
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Psychology Club & Psi Chi
Majoring in Psychology? Minoring in Psychology? Why not join the Psychology Club and/or the local UTPB chapter of Psi Chi! Psi Chi is an honor society for students with a GPA of 3.3 or above. The honor society is recommended for students interested in becoming more involved in research, academic, and/or service endeavors in psychology. There is a one-time membership fee of $55 (students may also purchase honor cord regalia for graduation for $18). Students are inducted into the society per year in the fall (in December) semester. Please visit the Psi Chi website (www.psichi.org) or see Dr. Hughes (email@example.com) for more information.
Psychology Club is a club for any student interested in psychology. Since our program is small, Psychology Club and Psi Chi work together to provide opportunities for students to interact with other students in the program and participate in several psychology-related activities. Please contact Stephanie Fife via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the club representatives for more information and to join the mailing list.
Upcoming Psychology Club Events
- Meetings: TBA
- Club Day: Come visit our table and meet your representatives!
- Graduate School In Psychology Informational: TBA
- Conferences for the 2016-2017
- Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) meeting:
Abstracts for the April 2017 meeting in San Antonio are due in November 2016
- UTPB's Undergraduate Research Program: Abstracts are due for the April 2017 conference in October 2016
Psychology Club Representatives (2016-2017 academic year)
- President: TBA
- Vice-President: TBA
- Treasurer: TBA
- Secretary: TBA
- Faculty Supervisors: Stephanie Fife and Tiffany Collier
UTPB Undergraduate Research Program Grant Recipients
Courtney Edminston, "Confidence in memory and retention for tests"
Lauren Wilson, "Regions of reduced cortical thickness and gray matter volume in children with dyslexia compare to typically reading controls"
National and Regional Poster and Conference Presentations
Asterisk indicates UTPB student
- Serrano*, A., & Farris, E. A. (April, 2017). Examining the relationship between attachment styles and risky sexual behaviors. Oral presentation at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), San Antonio, TX.
- Stephens*, J., & Farris, E. A. (February, 2017). The relationships between guilt-proneness, shame-proneness, empathy, and forgiveness. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, TX.
Hughes, J. S., & Moul*, M. C. (2017, January). Meta-perception of the police: An investigation of the influence of meta-dehumanization on police cooperation and support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, TX.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Carbajal*, I. & Hughes, J. S., (2016). Student evaluations of instructor warmth and competence: Course difficulty matters more than character. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 6, 1-16.
Hughes, J. S., Creech*, J. L., & Strosser, G. L. (2016). Attributions about morally unreliable characters: Relationship closeness affects moral judgment. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38, 173-184.
Interested in participating in psychological research? Visit the Psychology subject pool website and create a student/participant account. Create an account and then you will have access to information about many of the Psychological studies conducted on-campus. Some of these studies will be online, so you will be able to complete these studies whenever you have some extra time. Other studies may require you to set up an appointment to come in and complete the study; for these studies you should choose from one of the available time slots and sign up for a time that will fit your schedule. For more information about the subject pool website and research participation, please contact the system administrator (Dr. Emily Farris; email@example.com)
Psychological research experience is important for students considering graduate school. You can earn valuable experience assisting faculty and graduate students with their research or you may enroll in independent research and developing your own research questions under the supervision of a faculty member. Please examine the faculty tab to learn more about faculty research that might interest you.
Are you involved in running a psychology study, either as a contract study, independent research project, or Master's thesis? If so, learn how to get started by clicking below. Also, see Sona System instructions for researchers in the document linked below to recruit participants for your study.
Resources for Independent Research and Thesis Students