Psychology majors are required to complete a senior research thesis—good prep for grad school or standout experience on a resume. Your research may grow out of collaboration with a professor, or you can explore an area of personal interest, like:
- Tendencies to gossip
- Religiosity and sexual permissiveness
- The role of personality in music preference
Research with a prof
Northwestern psychology professors involve select students in their ongoing research on topics like emotional intelligence and the long-term effects of volunteering. In addition to gaining valuable experience, students also build their resumes by co-authoring articles and presenting research results at national conferences.
Psychology students can spend summers doing paid research at universities across the U.S. Your Northwestern professors will help you find and land fellowships in labs conducting research funded by the National Science Foundation; recent psych majors have joined university research teams studying gifted students and the moral development of adolescents and young adults.