The department has multiple research laboratories located in Good Hall containing equipment designed to measure human behavior.

Evolutionary Psychology Lab

Dr. Widman focuses on how human evolutionary history may have shaped current human behavior. The lab utilizes SuperLab presentation software, GazePoint Eye-tracking hardware, and Biopac psychophysical measurement devices to assess many different current behaviors.


Dr. Poole focuses on Personality, Learning, Affect, and Development in her lab.  The lab utilizes GazePoint Eye-tracking equipment to investigate gaze and psychophysical measures related to affective stimuli.

Political Judgment Research Lab

Dr. Dunwoody focuses on political judgment, specifically, how perceptions of threat and ideological beliefs influence politically oriented judgments. To achieve this, students use online survey construction software, including SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics, as well as advanced statistical packages to analyze the data.