Undergraduate Research

*Upperclassman Undergraduate Research Opportunities in PY 498


The Price Lifelong Learning Lab will continue collecting data examining how younger, middle-aged, and older adults self-regulate their learning when studying an unfamiliar foreign language. A second line of research will continue investigating whether raising participants' awareness of memory errors allows them to compensate for their forgetting.


In today's workplace, teams are often formed to perform complex tasks. Teams are typical in the operating room, in the cockpit of an airplane, in research and development offices, and in various other settings in the work force. Teams are defined as groups of people who must work in a coordinated, interdependent manner to complete a shared goal. The research to be conducted this semester in the social cognition laboratory will focus on variables that influence team dynamics and performance.


The Torres lab will collect data anger expression, sensory feedback and cardiovascular reactivity. We will continue investigations into sensory variables that may accentuate or attenuate the emotion of anger. Blood pressure and heart rate recordings will be made throughout the experimental session.


The Neuschatz laboratory will continue to collect data concerning memory illusions and errors. More specifically, we will be investigating ways to reduce false memories in more ecologically valid settings. The majority of research on false memories field has employed simple words lists as the stimuli. Although this research has produced important findings about the way in which memory works, it is unclear if this research is generalizable to real life situations. In PY498 we will investigate whether the false memory effect will still occur in more ecologically valid settings and with more life-like stimuli.

*100 and 200 level students will have the opportunity to participate in these experiements as volunteers and receive class credit. Check with your professors for details.