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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi


Research Assistantships

Gain credits toward your overall degree while learning research methods and working in labs on exciting research projects with your professors.

Here are just a few of the topics our professors are researching:

Social and cognitive development across the lifespan, with an emphasis on infancy and early childhood. We are interested in how children come to control their thoughts and behavior and what supports this development.

Emotion, specifically facial and verbal expression of emotion and the influence of personality and situational factors on self-regulation of emotion.

Psychological and social factors that contribute to poor health behaviors among adults with chronic health conditions – particularly individuals with type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and persistent respiratory conditions (i.e., asthma and COPD).

Treatment of anxiety disorders across the lifespan, focusing on cognitive, emotional, and physiological processes that underlie a variety of anxiety disorders.

Watch Dr. Carey Bernini Dowling, Director of Undergraduate Studies, explain more about the requirements for research opportunities for psychology majors.

Also check out the below video on Peabody Hall’s research spaces.

Additional Psychology Department Research Activities

University of Mississippi Research Laboratories
Faculty Research

Undergraduate Resources
How to participate in research opportunities for class
Alternative Option to Sona 
Honors Thesis Projects 
McNair Program 

Research Resources

Institutional Review Board
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs