Most everyone in the Psychology Department, from undergraduates to faculty, actively participates in research. Students are involved extensively in the research process and come away with hands-on training and superb research skills.The interests of the Clinical Psychology faculty and the emphases of the Clinical Training program reflect the most current and relevant trends in the field. The Industrial/Organizational faculty are active in a number of professional associations, and edit or contribute to a substantial number of professional publications.
The faculty of the Psychology Department have collaborated with other prominent researchers on campus, in Chicago, across the U.S., and abroad. A few examples include:
- Dr. Joyce Hopkins as a coinvestigator with Dr. John Lavigne at Children's Memorial Hospital on a federally funded project that investigates risk factors of infant development.
- Dr. Young collaborating with economists at the University of Alaska and the University of Tennessee on a project investigating seasonal effects on economic risk-taking behavior.
- Dr. Mitchell with Chicago Kent's Lori Andrews, JD on human issues in emerging technologies.
- Dr. Mead with industry experts on matters of test security.
- Dr. Landis with researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Memphis identifying how learners interact with virtual tutors.
- Dr. Morris with Dr. Shlomo Argamon in IIT’s Department of Computer Science on a project focused on how individuals from different cultures interpret metaphors.