Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
485 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Effective Undergraduate Research Methods Courses in Psychology
Source: Association for Psychological Science
January 14, 2019 – December 31, 2021
An RCT Evaluation of the Montessori Program
Source: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021
The Role of Play and Adult Guidance in Children's Spatial Development
Source: American Psychological Association
October 01, 2018 – September 30, 2019
Exploring the possibility of epigenetic modification resulting from an education program
Source: The LEGO Foundation
March 26, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Wildflower Research Partnership
Source: Wildflower Foundation
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Children's Preference for and Engagement in Pretend and Real Activities in the Montessori Classroom
Source: American Montessori Society
May 26, 2017 – May 25, 2018
AS-PSYC Understanding Relations: Children's Analogical Transfer from Stories and Television
Source: John Templeton Foundation
February 01, 2015 – March 25, 2018
AS-PSYC Public Montessori Preschool Outcomes in a Low-Income Community
Source: Brady Education Foundation
April 01, 2010 – December 31, 2017
AS-PSYC National Living Laboratory Partnership Stipend Award 2015-16
Source: National Living Laboratory, Museum of Science
September 30, 2015 – April 30, 2016
The effect of imagination and pretend play on children's social behaviors and attitudes
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
September 15, 2010 – August 31, 2014
Making Connections: Home-based Intervention for Activity Engagement by Persons with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Source: Alzheimer's Association - Central and Western Virg
September 01, 2010 – April 30, 2013
Introduces the biological, cognitive and social development of the child. Topics include the child's emotional, perceptual, and intellectual development; and the development of personality and socialization. Students can participate in an optional discussion section. An optional weekly review session is offered for those who wish to attend. Prerequisite: PSYC 1010 strongly recommended, top students will be fine without it.
Optional discussion section for Psych 2700.
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology. Enrollment Requirement: You are required to register for PSYC 3870.
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology.
Current topical offerings in Psychology.
This course reviews current and classic literature concerning theory and experimental findings in cognitive development across infancy and childhood.
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.