Undergraduate Research Opportunities

With over 35 faculty in the Department of Psychology with diverse research interests, undergraduates have a unique opportunity to get involved and assist in the innovation and discovery happening at UW-Madison.

Research labs in Psychology include studies of animal behavior, human, and child behavior. We have faculty researching neuroscience, biological psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, and cognition and perception.

To learn more about our faculty research interests, please click the following link. Individual Psychology Research Labs
This listing contains contact information for research labs within the Psychology Department and our affiliated faculty members which bring in undergraduate research assistants. Please note that just because a lab is listed here does not guarantee that there are current openings in the lab. It is up to the students to contact the labs to see if and when there are openings available. Contact Information for Psychology Research Labs

Opportunities to earn course credit: The faculty members listed in the above document sometimes have opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research in their labs. Follow the links to find out more about the positions that may be available and contact the faculty member or lab manager for more information.

Notes regarding course credit: For each credit a student is enrolled in he or she is required to work approximately 3 hours a week. So, if a student enrolls in 3 credits he or she is expected to work approximately 9-10 hours a week. Different labs have different policies on meeting times and work hours so it is important to discuss this with the lab manager or faculty member. Students will read material related to the project, and the student will be expected to produce a piece of written work (evaluated by the faculty member).

Prerequisites: Enrollment in all undergraduate independent study/research courses requires consent of the instructor. In addition, students must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

Important Note: The positions listed here are exclusively for students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There is no payment other than academic credit. You must be a UW-Madison student to apply for these positions.