Students at Loyola are encouraged to pursue research beyond the classroom and present at the college, regional or national levels. Below are resources where many undergraduates can become involved in research.
- Working on with Loyola Psychology Faculty on Research
If you're interested in psych research, then peruse the faculty's research interests, and contact faculty whose research interests you. Depending upon the nature of the research project and time availability of both faculty and student, you might decide to volunteer (without earning research credit) to do research with a faculty member, enroll in PY305 Research Praticum, or pursue a larger independent research project, which can take the form of an independent study, PY300 or PY400. See the Research Opportunity Inquiry Form for further instructions on working with psychology faculty on research.
Through the National Office for Psi Chi, various awards and grants are available to undergraduate students, see http://www.psichi.org/awards/undergraduate
Conventions: One of the many benefits Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society) offers to its members is the excellent series of programs the Society sponsors at regional and national psychology conventions. These programs provide members an opportunity to present their research in a professional setting; to participate in panel discussions, conversation hours, symposia, and lectures with eminent psychologists; and, to network with students, faculty, and other psychologists from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. These Psi Chi programs are regularly listed in the Convention Calendar which provides the latest information about each program as it becomes available, as well as listings of other meetings of interest to members.