The Psychology Department has determined that an integral part of studying psychology is participating and conducting psychological research.
Psychology Research at UCCS
Research is defined as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.”
- activities intended to lead to published results.
- research with human subjects covered by the UCCS Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policy and Procedures.
- research projects for graduate theses and dissertation research, and undergraduate honors.
Sona Research Participation System
Participants will use the Sona System to participate in studies. UCCS students enrolled in PSY 1000 - General Psychology courses are required to participate in research as part of the final grade. Psychology course extra credit can be earned for participating in studies through the Sona System.
The UCCS Virtual Lab is a cloud based computing platform that allows students, staff and faculty to remotely access SPSS. Visit the Virtual Labs site and log in with your UCCS credentials.
Mixed Methods Promoting Wellness and Recovery (MPWR) Lab
Focus Area: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Focus Area: Developmental Health
Segal Aging & Mental Health Lab
Focus Area: Mental Health & Aging
Selmeczy Cognitive Development Lab
Focus Area: Cognition & Learning
The Weiskittle Lab
Focus Area: Geriatrics & Thanatology
The Department encourages and supports innovative research and scholarship by faculty and students. Conducting research on basic and applied questions relevant to the biological, social, and psychological functioning and well-being of humans and nonhumans is critical to our mission. Such research should occur in an atmosphere of free inquiry, rigorous science, and adherence to ethical guidelines.
UCCS Aging Center
The Aging Center is a community-based non-profit mental health services facility administered by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), and is the primary practicum training site for the APA accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. program. It is currently one of the few geropsychology training clinics in the nation linking the academic standards of excellence and innovative clinical training with the practical needs of the community. The Aging Center provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment services to individuals 55+ as well as their families, trains graduate students in clinical geropsychology and supports the study of psychological aging processes.
Welcome to the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs! We want to help you learn about aging resources and activities on campus
Sleep and Biobehavioral Research Lab
Michele L. Okun, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Research at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Director of the Sleep and Biobehavioral Health Research Laboratory. As one of the leading researchers on sleep during the perinatal period, her work also investigates how menopause and aging, as well as neuro-immune and neuro-endocrine pathways, influence physical and mental health outcomes. Dr. Okun has served as a peer reviewer for over two dozen journals and has authored or co-authored over five dozen scientific articles and book chapters.
Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience
The mission of the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience is to advance human resilience to adversity by designing evidence-based solutions through interdisciplinary research, healing therapies, and community training and empowerment. This is accomplished through the work of our three divisions: Research, Healing, and Community Training & Empowerment.
Veterans Health And Trauma Clinic
A healing clinic for recovery from trauma specializing in military and first responders, but open to all.
UCCS Wellness Center Mental Health Services
The mission of Mental Health Services is threefold: (1) to assist UCCS students with their academic success when personal/psychological matters are complicating and interfering with the students' efforts; (2) to serve as a training site for graduate students in Clinical Psychology and Counseling fields; and (3) in accordance with UCCS tradition, create, implement, and develop services that are open to various organizations in the community.
Pikes Peak Elder Justice Center
Our Mission is a community response working toward preventing and eliminating elder abuse in the Pikes Peak region and beyond, through identifying victims of mistreatment, creating safe shelter for them.