• The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is committed to delivering a valuable and diverse research experience for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology.  Faculty in anthropology, sociology, and psychology offer a variety of opportunities to conduct research and present findings at regional and national conferences.  Click the links below for additional information about any of these exciting programs.

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    Conference Presentations (CAPS), April 2014
    Dr. Quagliana and her students presented research on theological parenting at this year's conference for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).

    Ollie J. Lee Symposium, April 2014
    Over 70 students involved in anthropology, sociology, and psychology research presented their academic work at this year's fourth annual Ollie J. Lee Symposium.  This year's symposium showcased a plethora of poster presentations and symposia, covering topics in social/personality and cognitive psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

    Conference Presentations (SEPA), March 2014
    Mr. Bryan Poole and two students presented their research--one study on attractiveness and attention, and another study on approach motivation and time availability--at the 60th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).

    New Research Space, March 2014
    The BSS recently acquired new research space in the Mayfield Annex.  Currently, the space houses the Archaeology Research Center, the Play Therapy Center, the Marriage and Family Therapy Center, and the BSS Research Lab, where a growing number of students are conducting research in both psychology and sociology.