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Research Laboratories

As a student in Morehead State's Department of Psychology, you'll have opportunities to actively participate in research projects, both through our Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and through awarded research grants. That research is conducted in the department's laboratories, each with a specific purpose:

  • ACT Laboratory - Lab Director:  Dr. J. T. Blackledge - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) & other mindfulness-based therapies.  Laboratory-based studies of the effects of specific psychotherapy techniques and processes, human language and cognition.
  • Animal Neuroscience Lab - Lab Directors:  Dr. Ilsun White & Dr. Wesley White - Main research is concerned with drug effects on behavior, learned and unlearned.  Determining if brain activity and brain chemicals are correlated with behavior
  • Family Development Lab - Lab Director:  Dr. Shari Kidwell - The overall research for this lab is directed at understanding the central importance of parents in the well-being of their children.
  • Human Cognition Lab - Lab Director:  Dr. Gilbert Remillard - The research being conducted in this laboratory is focused primarily on trying to understand the mechanisms of implicit (i.e., unconscious) learning.
  • Human Factors Lab - Lab Director:  Dr.  Gregory M. Corso - Research in this laboratory is involved with automobile crashes and with the human visual, perceptual and cognitive processes involved in driving. Lab Website
  • Human Neuroscience Lab - Lab Director:  Dr. Ilsun White - Behavioral testing--drug effects on behavior
  • Lifespan Development Lab -  Lab Director: Dr. Lynn Haller - The lab explores many questions for a variety of age groups. Two projects of interest currently focus on figurative language communication and parental teaching strategies.
  • Parent-Child Research Lab - Lab Director: Dr. Tim Thornberry - The Parent-Child Research Lab investigates the use of behavior observations in the clinical assessment and treatment of children and families.
  • Personality Processes Laboratory - Lab Director:  Dr. David Olson - The Personality Process Laboratory examines various personality traits, emotions, and regulatory systems which are associated with psychological distress.
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