Research is essential to the science of Psychology. All knowledge that we have about how Psychological processes work, the treatment of Psychological disorders, as well as our understanding of the brain and the origins of complex human behavior, come directly from empirical studies. The founding of Psychology as a discipline was deeply rooted in research, and research remains an essential part of the discipline today.
Our faculty maintain active research programs that engage and involve our students while making scholarly contribution to the discipline. On the following pages, you will learn more about the research opportunities available at St. Olaf, how students may get involved with research, whether on or off campus, how to fund that research, and about our Introductory Psychology Subject Pool.