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The John Carroll University Psychology Department is deeply committed to providing research opportunities for all interested students. See below for your opportunities. 

  • Check out faculty research interests on their profile pages. We are always looking for help from interested students. 
  • We have plenty of opportunities to get course credit for your research experience.
    • In PS299, students work as a research assistant for one semester for 1-3 credits. Contact a Psychology faculty member whose research interests you for more information.
    • In PS301, you conduct your own research study in a small group. This is a required course for completion of the Psychology Major.
    • In PS401, you can conduct your own independent research project in a class led by Dr. Yost.
    • Finally, PS497N and PS499 enable you to work one on one with a faculty member who supervised your research. 
  • Finally, we strongly recommend you present at one or more of the following conferences:
    • MPA: 6-12 students routinely present their research at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago in April. There is a student research competition. Contact Dr. Yost or Dr. Tarescavage for more details. 
    • Eastern Colleges: 3-6 neuroscience students present their research at this conference very year. Contact Dr. Murphy for more details. 
    • OUPRC: The Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference was started by Dr. Jan Larsen, an emeritus professor from John Carroll. The location is rotated every year but is typically within a 2-hour drive of JCU. The conference is held every April. Contact Dr. Yost or Dr. Tarescavage for more details. Information is also located at
    • OPA: The Ohio Psychological Association hosts student research presentations every April in Columbus. Students enter a poster presentation contest and winners are able to publish their findings in the OPA newsletter.  There is also a cash prize. Contact Dr. Tarescavage for more details. 
    • Celebration of Scholarship: The Celebration of Scholarship is held every Spring in the Dolan Science Center. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their research for a poster or oral presentation. Contact Dr. Tarescavage or Dr. Masterson for more information.