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.
Researchers at Colorado State University are making advances in understanding the links between socioeconomic status, sleep and brain development in children. Their approach combines MRI scans of brain structure and function with family surveys on aspects like household income and economic hardship, which can often influence children’s sleep patterns.
“I found pieces of who I am through my experience at CSU. It’s heartwarming to know that I can set my mind to something and can accomplish it. It is rewarding to know that I can help students of all backgrounds to feel their most authentic.”
Sarah Hervey, a second-generation professor, continues to leave a legacy at Colorado State University by creating a brand new course in the Department of Psychology.