The Department of Psychology prides itself on mentoring students. We have a number of faculty currently conducting research with the assistance of graduate students. If you are a graduate student interested in learning more about the Who's Who in our department, please check out our Faculty page and/or the Laboratories page.
Hear What Our Students Have to Say
"For me, being a research assistant felt like I had a specific purpose in my field. I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Zellner in her lab in Dickson Hall. My original research paper is entitled Hedonic Assimilation or Contrast with Simultaneous Stimulus Presentation and I was able to present it at the Spring 2008 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Boston, MA. I have definitely grown through Dr. Zellner's mentoring and shaping of my academic and professional style. I learned that my research goals are definitely different from Dr. Zellner's with respect to her specific field of study (hers being Psychophysics and mine being neuroscience), but also learned that when I "grow up" I want to have her job and be able to do what she does. Without the mentorship of not only Dr. Zellner, but also Dr. Talgar and Dr. Keenan, I would have never had the courage to apply to graduate schools and would resultantly never have gotten into a PhD program at American University with full funding. The faculty in the Psychology Department at MSU are like none other I have encountered in other departments. Their passion, drive, and know-how are unrivaled and are really there for their students. The number one thing I have learned is that professors have their doors open all the time, and it is up to the student to take that first step over the threshold from ordinary to excellence."
--Jennifer Cobuzzi, B.A. Psychology, Class of '08