The Psychology Department's research programs is at the core of our strivings for outstanding teaching and cutting edge research. It provides the means by which faculty can continue to accomplish the research that has contributed to the Department’s growing recognition as a research department of first rank and to the Department’s substantial contribution to the development of innovative programs for knowledge development in both the basic and applied arenas. Additionally, it provides the means by which undergraduate students in psychology obtain direct hands-on experience in both the basic and applied arenas of psychology.