Psychology Department

Psychology classIn the Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Programs in Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association in 1993, a distinguished panel of educators in psychology asserted a set of aims that undergraduate programs in the field should embody.  The Hendrix College Psychology Department embraces these aims and has set them as our formal learning objectives for students majoring in psychology:

  •  to help them develop the capacity to think scientifically about behavior;
  •  to produce in them an appreciation for human diversity;
  •  to provide them with a sound knowledge base in the discipline;
  •  to help them acquire competence in the methodology of psychological research;
  •  to allow them the opportunity to gain practical experience in the application of psychology;
  •  to strengthen their oral and written communication skills; and
  •  to cultivate in them sensitivity to the ethical standards that guide research and practice within the discipline. 


Recruitment for Research 


Psychology Research Studies Currently Available:
Below are descriptions of studies currently being conducted by students in the Psychology Department. For participating in these studies, you will be eligible to receive extra credit in a qualifying lower-level psychology class in which you are enrolled.

Study title: Cognitive Performance & Emotions
Researchers:  Ruthie Daniel & Alex McIntyre
Description: In this study, you will be asked to complete two short cognitive tasks and a scale related to your emotions. This study will be conducted in person in DW Reynolds and should last no more than 15 minutes. If you are interested in participating, just e-mail Ruthie Daniel at danielhr@hendrix.edu or Alex McIntyre at mcintyrewa@hendrix.edu.

Study title: Reactions to Life Decisions
Researcher: Laura Hildebrand 
Description: In this study, you will reflect on life events and answer general questions about your emotional reactions to said life events.  All of your responses will be kept confidential. This study will be conducted in person in DW Reynolds Room 8 and should last no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail HildebrandLK@hendrix.edu to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have.

   

Study title: Unknown Human Abilities & Memory 
Researcher: Ty Spradley 
Description: This study aims to determine the effects of the time that memory-strengthening tasks are presented relative to when information is recalled on the amount of information recalled. The study will take no more than 20 minutes of your time, and will occur in DW Reynolds. If you would like to participate, please e-mail Ty Spradley at SpradleyJT@hendrix.edu .

   

Study title: Emotion Recognition in Faces 
Researcher: Marlee Martin 
Description: In this study, you will view ten images of different faces and be asked to rank the extent to which you see six different emotions (happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust) in each of these facial images. The survey should last no longer than 10 minutes. To participate, follow this link to complete the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6BHJPWJ

   

Study title: Memory & Recall Study
Researcher: Xavier Welch  
Description: This study will take place in DW Reynolds and will involve viewing a minute long PowerPoint presentation and performing a memory and recall task. The study allows you the comfort of working at your own pace and is expected to take no more than 20 minutes. If you have any further questions or are interested in signing up for a time e-mail welchxg@hendrix.edu for more details.

   

Study title: Retention of Basic Math Skills in College Students 
Researchers: Sydney King & Taylor Mulhern 
Description: In this study, you will be provided with a basic algebra worksheet that you will be asked to complete. There will be no time limit but we do not expect it should take more than 15 minutes to complete. All sessions will be conducted in-person in DW Reynolds. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail mulherntl@hendrix.edu to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have.

   

Study title: Room Brightness & Decision-Making 
Researcher: Aspen Madrid 
Description: If you choose to participate in my study you will be asked to complete a word completion exercise and answer some brief survey questions.  The entire session will be conducted in DW Reynolds and should take approximately 10-15 minutes. If you would like more information or are interested in participating you can email me at madridal@hendrix.edu.



The Psychology Department is housed in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Life Science. This facility, completed in 2001, is located on the site of the Old Bailey Library, preserving the distinctive patio area. The facility also houses the Biology Department.

DW Rey West view
The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Life Science

Faculty Openings - none at the present time.

Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.  Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.