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Research in Psychological and Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is actively engaged in vibrant research initiatives to advance the science and practice of psychology. Faculty publish widely, are featured in national and international media, and have won major research awards from premier research bodies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Research opportunities exist for students at every level in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. From the first-year STAR Scholars program to research assistantships and co-ops, undergraduate research is integral to the intellectual life of the department. Graduate students receive training and mentorship in assigned faculty labs and often co-author peer-reviewed publications with faculty.


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is housed Stratton Hall where research takes place in individual faculty labs. Other notable facilities include the Drexel Psychological Services Center, a training facility run by the department, and the WELL Center, an interdisciplinary clinical research center.

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All of those who participate in research abide by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences' set of policies and procedures. This includes adherence to the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the full approval of Drexel University’s IRB.

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Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!