Experience Opportunities

Katie Pickworth, '13, performs research during her summer 2012 National Institutes of Health internship.
Katie Pickworth, '13, performs research during her summer 2012 National Institutes of Health internship.


Because the department has a firm commitment to research, upper-level students are strongly encouraged to make use of Olin Hall's laboratory facilities for investigating memory, psychophysiology, perception, language, learning, motivation, behavior and developmental/social processes in collaboration with faculty. Instruction in the Psychological Science Department includes lecture and class discussion as well as laboratory experiences. Computers are used in many courses for data analysis, experiments, and simulations.

Students also pursue research through the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA) and make presentations during the annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.

Psychology students should also consider the range of off-campus experience and internship opportunities available. Want to study abroad in Australia, Ireland or Scotland? Contact the Center for International Education and Off-Campus Programs for information. In the U.S., opportunities are available in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—for information on these programs, please see the Career and Internship Center web site.

Our major has been approved as a certified secondary-school teaching major by the State Department of Education.

Albion maintains a chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary society.

MUPRC 2012 - Call for Papers


25th Annual Michigan Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MUPRC)

Saturday, April 14 at Albion College



Call for papers


If possible, we would like to receive all presentation submissions as attachments in a single e-mail from a contact person at your institution.


Please e-mail the following information to Andrew Christopher () by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012:


1.      Name of presenter(s)

2.      Preference for a talk or a poster

3.      Title of presentation

4.      Names of all authors (including any co-authors in addition to the presenter)

5.      Abstract of no more than 250 words


The contact person submitting this information will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours. If the contact person does not receive a confirmation email within that timeframe, please re-send the information, as it may have gotten lost in cyberspace (better we have two copies of this information than no copies of it).




Registering for the Conference


$10 per person covers the cost of lunch and refreshments.


Register for MUPRC by e-mailing Andrew Christopher () with the following information by March 26, 2012:


1.      Name of institution

2.      Name of primary contact person

3.      Number of students presenting

4.      Number of students attending (including those who are presenting)

5.      Number of faculty attending

6.      Names of all attendees (for name badge purposes)

7.      Total number of people who will want lunch


As with submissions for presentation, please register as a group for your institution, rather than register individually. A contact person should send one check for all people coming to the conference from your institution.




The contact person at your institution should send one check for the full amount of the cost of lunch for all attendees to:


Department of Psychological Science

MUPRC Registration

Albion College

611 E. Porter Street

Albion, MI 49224


For your planning purposes, we anticipate registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. on April 14, with welcoming remarks at 9:15, and presentations starting at 9:30. We hope to conclude the conference by 2:30 p.m. Depending on the number of presentations, the conference may run past 2:30, but we will make every effort to finish by 2:30.


Upcoming Events

Senior Pizza Party

Thursday, April 26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Cascarelli's.  Seniors - RSVP to Schara!

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