Experimental psychologists employ scientific methods to perform research and collect and analyze data. Specifically experimental psychologists apply experimental methods to study, analyze and better understand behavior and its underlying processes. Experimental psychologists use human and animal subjects (including rats, monkeys, and pigeons) to explore topics such as memory, learning, cognition, sensation & perception, thought, effects of substance abuse, personality, emotion, social psychology, developmental psychology, and neural substrates of each of these. The specific type of research conducted by experimental psychologists depends on several factors including their interests, educational background and area of employment.
Experimental or research psychologists work in various settings including private research centers, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Some experimental psychologists conduct research on cognitive processses, neuroscience, and animal behavior, while others teach experimental methods to college and university students. Those who work in academic settings are typically employed as teachers or researchers, or both. Often experimental psychologists work in business endeavoring to find new ways of increasing employee productivity and creating safer workspaces, a speciality called human factors psychology. The truth is that experimental psychologists can be involved in just about any aspect of psychology they desire, given the right educational background and qualifications.
The colleges, universities and schools below offer majors and degree programs in research and experimental psychology not found in previous psychology categories listed on this site. To learn more about a specific school click on any of the links below.
Mount Ida College
|Phone Number:||(617) 928-4500|
|School Type:||4-year private not-for-profit|
|Awards Offered:||Associate’s degree
|Campus setting:||Small city|
|Student Population:||1,500 (1,500 undergraduate)|
|Student-to-faculty Ratio:||10 to 1|
University of Michigan-Flint
|Phone Number:||(810) 762-3000|
|School Type:||4-year public|
|Awards Offered:||Bachelor’s degree
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
|Campus setting:||Midsize city|
|Student Population:||8,946 (7,355 undergraduate)|
|Student-to-faculty Ratio:||19 to 1|