School of Education Counseling & Psychology in Education

Educational Psychology Research Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities

The following opportunities are available for students interested in research involvement. Other opportunities are available with individual faculty that may involve individual research or management of existing data. Speak to individual faculty members for more information. Contact individual faculty members to participate in ongoing research projects

Harry Freeman, Ph.D. Interests include: child and adolescent close relationships, attachment relationships & styles, influences of the child's emotional support and closeness to parents and interactional effects with peers. Expertise in the areas of emotional development of children and adolescents, developmental research methods, situated cognition, attachment theory and attachment disorders.

Lisa Newland, Ph.D. Interests include: language and literacy development in infancy and early childhood, parent-child social relationships, infant play and cognition, and early intervention services. Expertise in the areas of child development, educational measurement, developmental research designs, and language acquisition theories.

Bruce Proctor, Ph.D. Interests include: Research design, psychoeducational assessment, tests and measurement, self-esteem and perceived competence, grade advancement, ability testing.

Marcy Reisetter, Ph.D. Interests include: social cognitive approaches to motivation, goal orientation theory, self determination theory, self efficacy theory, attribution theory, qualitative research, theory applied to classroom learning, alternative forms of assessment, teacher beliefs about learning and their students' capabilities. Expertise in the areas of social cognitive approaches to motivation, goal orientation theory, qualitative research, theory applied to classroom learning, alternative forms of assessment, teacher's beliefs about learning and their students' capabilities.

Amy Schweinle, Ph.D. Interests include: research design, statistics, student motivation to learn within the classroom setting, and motivation for food. Expertise in cognitive development, academic motivation, research design, statistics.