ResearchThe Department is organized into seven different areas of study within the field of psychology:

  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical
  • Cognitive
  • Developmental
  • Forensic
  • Health
  • Social

These areas consist of faculty members who manage labs and train students/ research staff. All full-time Psychology faculty members at Mercer University have active research programs. That is, each faculty member contributes to the knowledge that is covered in the curriculum. Psychology faculty members regularly present their research at professional conferences and publish in their areas of expertise.

Research experience is a necessary qualification for entry in graduate programs in Psychology, every student is invited to participate in one or another of the faculty research groups. Students are encouraged to participate in research as colleagues; that is, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the very knowledge to which you are exposed in your courses. Previous research experience is not necessary to join in a research group; only an interest in the subject matter is required. To find out about the research interests of specific faculty members, please visit Faculty page.

For information on facility laboratories, email the Coordinator of Lab Services: Nikolett Ihasz

Currently there are many different kinds of research studies being conducted in our department, on various topics. Researchers rely on participants to keep the research going. If you’re interested, please check out the research in-progress: 

Mercer Introductory Psychology Research Pool