Participate in Psychology Research
Psychology students get real experience with psychological research from their very first year. One unique aspect of this is that students learning psychology get to experience research from both ends of the microscope, first as the subject of research, and later as the researcher.
In their first semester, psychology students participate as subjects in research experiments, providing them with valuable insight into what does and doesn’t work in an experiment, and exposing them to the kinds of questions psychologists ask and answer. After their first semester, students are encouraged move to the other side, working with faculty to design, run, and evaluate their own experiments.