In 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
Daniel & Alex McIntyre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex McIntyre at
Study title: Reactions
to Life Decisions
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
for more details.
Study title: Retention
of Basic Math Skills in College Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or ask any
questions you may have.
Study title: Room
Brightness & Decision-Making
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.