The Master of Arts (MA) program allows students to gain the essential tools to conduct empirical research, while the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program gives them the knowledge and experience to launch and lead an independent program of research.
Our faculty and students work in many cutting edge and traditional areas of research, while collaborating closely with researchers from other programs such as Cognitive Science, Criminology, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Some examples of research questions include:
- Can procrastination undermine our well-being and health?
- How can ability to self-control improve romantic relationships?
- Is there a happy path to sustainability?
- Should introverts act more like extraverts?
- Why are certain movie and video game characters perceived as eerie?
- Can team-oriented computerized displays help experts fight fires more effectively?