Students who would like to pursue independent research in the Department of Psychology can arrange with a faculty member to do so for course credit.
To get started:
- Browse each faculty member's areas of research and review each lab website thoroughly, then choose a faculty member whose research is in alignment with your interests. Below is a list of labs in the psychology department with a direct link to how to get involved. This will give you a lot of information, including the size of the lab, the types of projects currently being pursued, and recent publications.
- Follow the instructions found on the lab's "How to Join" page or set up a meeting with the faculty member you would like to work with to discuss opportunities to work in his/her lab.
- Once you have found and been accepted into a lab, you can register for PSYCH 195 to receive academic credit. Each faculty member has his/her own PSYCH 195 section. The general formula for determining units is: 1 unit = 3 hours of work per week.
Mind & Body Lab, Alia Crum
Language Cognition Lab, Mike Frank
Social Learning Lab, Hyo Gweon
Computation & Cognition Lab, Noah Goodman
Stanford Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab, Kalanit Grill-Spector
Psychophysiology Lab, James Gross
Symbiotic Project on Affective Neuroscience Lab, Brian Knutson
The Markman Lab, Ellen Markman
SPARQlab, Jennifer Eberhardt & Hazel Markus
Social Concepts Lab, Steven Roberts
Culture and Emotion Lab, Jeanne Tsai
Memory Lab, Anthony Wagner
Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, Jamil Zaki