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Student Research

Emerging Scholars Program

Interested and qualified psychology majors may apply for participation in the yearlong Emerging Scholars Program. This opportunity to engage in original research is a great avenue for intellectually curious students. If interested, apply during the spring semester of your sophomore or junior year. A research adviser will be assigned at that time, so you can begin your literature reviews during the summer and start work on the project early in the fall semester.

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Qualifications for Participation:

  • A minimum overall GPA and psychology major GPA of 3.30
  • Successful completion of Psychological Statistics (PIA 137)
  • Completion or current enrollment in Psychological Research (PIA 245)

Application Requirements (submitted by April 15 of the preceding year):

  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a professor from either the Psychological Statistics Course or the Psychological Research Course, and a second from another professor in the department
  • A brief statement (250 words maximum) regarding one’s research interests and career plans, specifically interest in pursuing graduate studies

Requirements of the Program

  • Meet regularly with their research adviser throughout the year 
  • Attend monthly seminars with the cohort of scholars.  Seminars will cover important topics such as Ethics, Data Analysis, Sampling, Working with Secondary Data Sets, Integration of Science and Psychological Research, and Pursuing a Graduate Career in Psychology
  • Students must register for an independent study for one year (minimum 6 credits)

Students receive support for costs incurred to implement the research project, to defray the cost of attending professional conferences, and for other activities and materials related to participation.

Among the many benefits of participation, your research findings will be submitted to the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, presented at the Adelphi Research Conference, or submitted for presentation to a professional conference such as NCUR, APA, APS, EPA, and NYSPA.

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