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Research in Psychology

The Department of Psychology 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).

The following are the major research areas in the psychology department.

Research Areas

View a full listing of Psychology Faculty Research Interests


Research opportunities exist for students at every level in the department. From the first-year STAR Scholars program to research assistantships and co-ops, psychology 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 psychology department 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.

Learn More About Faculty Research Labs and Programs


All of those who participate in research abide by the department’s 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.

Learn More About Research Policies and Procedures

Prospective Students

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