The experimental psychology M.A./Ph.D. program prepares students for future employment in a wide variety of scientific, academic and applied settings. The Experimental faculty consists of members who conduct research in the following areas:
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Child & Adult Development
Research experience is an integral part of the training and begins in the first year under the guidance of an advisor. During their first two years, students plan and conduct research toward their Master's thesis. Research for the dissertation usually begins during the third year. The program incorporates skills within the major content areas in psychology, and thereby qualifies students to work in a broad range of academic, research and business settings. Students are supported with competitive stipend levels.
Experimental Program Faculty
Students may specialize in an area in which a faculty member has expertise. A listing of current program faculty members and a brief description of their research interests are included below. For more information about our distinct faculty, simply click on the name of a faculty member to view their personal faculty page.
David W. Allbritton, Ph.D.
Text comprehension, cognition, applications of technology to learning.Linda A. Camras, Ph.D.
Social and emotional development, crosscultural studies of emotional expression, crossculutural studies of parenting, development of facial expression.Jessica M. Choplin, Ph.D.
Judgment & decision making, consumer fraud and protection, attribute evaluations (e.g., evaluation of price and other consumer product attributes, food body size).Ralph H. Erber, Ph.D.
Self regulation of mood and emotions, ironic processes in mental control, interpersonal relationships.
Pablo Gomez, Ph.D.
Our lab studies human memory, perceptual decision making, and lexical/orthographic processing using eye tracking, traditional cognitive psychology paradigms, and mathematical modeling.
Threats to central self-motives: Freedom, Consistency, Continuity, Belonging, and unwanted relationships.
Frederick H. Heilizer, Ph.D.
Yan Li, Ph.D.
Social development, childhood aggression, peer relations, parenting beliefs and behaviors, and cross-cultural research on these topics.
Joseph A. Mikels, Ph.D.
Emotion-cognition interactions, adult life-span development, social and emotional development, cognitive development, decision making, aging.
Face processing and social categorization, behavioral synchrony, mentalizing and self-other representation, moral judgment and moral emotion.
Christine E. Reyna, Ph.D.
The influence of stereotypes on attributional judgments, interpersonal dynamics and political decision making, the impact of interpersonal goals on impression formation and maintenance.
Sandra Virtue, Ph.D.
Neural activity during reading, the role of the hemispheres of the brain in language, inference generation during text comprehension.
Program Requirements and Recommended Course Schedule
View the Experimental Program Manual for more detailed information about our program requirements and recommended course schedule.
The program's application deadline is February 1. More in depth information can be found in our Program Manual and at admissions requirements and application materials.
For general inquiries or information, please contact DePaul University's Psychology Department at (773) 325-7887 or email@example.com.