Research Participation

We believe that students cannot learn about psychological research without opportunities to experience all aspects of the research process from participation to design and analysis. Student volunteers can serve as participants in research studies and may have opportunities to assist faculty with their research. There also are opportunities to present and publish research with department faculty members.

Smith RASmith Participants

Research participation provides an important first-hand view of psychological science. If you are interested in participating, current projects are listed below:

Project 1. Tell us what young people like you think about physician visits

We are interested in young people's attitudes and feelings toward physicians.  First, we will ask you to read and respond to a short description of a visit to a hypothetical physicians.  Second, we will ask you a few questions about your most recent visit to a physician. The study takes about 20 minutes to complete. To begin the study, please go to the internet address below:

Physician Visits

Project 2. Tell the CSU what undergradautes think!

You are invited to participate in a study designed to gather information from CSU students about their attitudes, feelings and experiences toward the university and various public policy issues that affect university undergraduates. Rewards will be available for individuals who choose to participate. To make an appointment please go to the internet address below:

Undergraduate Opinions

(If the sign-up link does not work, try copying and pasting this link into your browser, or emailing us ( directly. THANKS!)

Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research.

Research Assistant

Many university graduate programs require students to have experience in conducting psychological research, as well as in analyzing data and writing up the results. To find out more about possible research assistant opportunities, students should consult with individual full time faculty members.

Summer Research Internship Opportunities

Many universities offer summer research opportunities. Check out the program at the University of Maryland here:
More information about possible summer research opportunities also is available here: