Allegheny Psychology Students Learn By Doing

Psychology students apply the theory they learn about thought and behavior in the classroom to:

  • Local, regional, and international conferences
  • Internships
  • Independent studies
  • Summer research
  • Senior comp
Psychology students
Student presenting at a podium

Allegheny students regularly present their research findings at local, regional, and national professional meetings, and their work is often published in professional journals.

Recent Internships

The Psychology Department sponsors internships for upper-level psychology students at various sites within Crawford County to enhance your learning, allowing you to apply what you know to real-world settings.

Crawford County Center for Mental Health Awareness (CHAPS)

State Correctional Institution at Cambridge Springs (SCICS)

Meadville Medical Center, Department of Active Aging

Bethesda Youth Services

Meadville Children’s Center

Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community

Women’s Services Inc.

Research Opportunities

Conduct original research directed by faculty between an independent study or summer research, either off or on-campus.

Creating an Autism Nature Trail at Pymatuning State Park

Summer Research

Yoga, Meditation, and Me: Do (Some) Relaxation Techniques License Unethical Behavior?

Independent Study and Summer Research

Effects of separate amygdala and anterior rhinal lesions on memory in rhesus monkeys

Summer project at National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C., supervised by an Allegheny alumnus

Exoneree Identity Influences Support for Exonerees

Independent Study

Service-learning involvement for at-risk youth: Pilot implementation and curriculum development

Independent study

Active aging


Fear of Missing Out, Attitudes towards Hooking Up, and Dating App Use in College Students

Independent Research

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

The Relationship Between Social Media Use, Attention-Seeking Behavior and Narcissism

Exploring the Model Minority Myth Effect on Academic Performance and Mental Health

Complexities of Multiracial Identity: A Systematic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal Analysis

Are You in Control?: Studying the Effect of Ego-Depletion on Halo-Effect Perception of Job Applicants

Doodling and Tactile Toys: How to Reduce Mind-wandering in the Classroom

Effects of Queer Media Representation on Queer People

The Effect of Biological Explanations of Mental Illness on Professional Help-Seeking

Boys Don’t Cry; They Man Up:Studying the Effects of Expressions of Vulnerability on Compensatory (Hyper)Masculine Behaviors

Psychological Distance, Emotion Regulation, Affect, and Action Intentions in Response to Climate Change