Research is an essential part of the Department of Psychology. Currently there are many different kinds of research studies being conducted in our department, on such topics as cognition, social behavior, color perception, spatial relations, and learning and memory. The advancement of psychology depends on research requiring the participation of investigators, research assistants, and human subjects participants. The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University provides many opportunities for individuals to become involved in the research process.
Josh Johnson, a United States Air Force veteran who recently graduated from the Department of Psychology, sees opportunities and dives in headfirst. In every group Johnson joins, he stands out as an earnest, devoted leader. As such, new doors and opportunities open along every path he walks.
Humeyumptewa is a fourth-year student majoring in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a minor in Indigenous Studies, in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Humeyumptewa is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe sun clan, based in Arizona.
Ernie Chavez, a professor in the Department of Psychology has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving historically minoritized students and supporting their success. “My legacy is people,” he said. “The people who are out there doing the work.”
A new study is the first to apply interdependence theory to power dynamics in families affected by parental alienation.