Department of Psychology at Illinois State University
Excellent research facilities are available for students and faculty associated with the I/O-Social Psychology sequence.We have laboratory space/observation rooms in DeGarmo Hall that are equipped with state-of-the art computers, audio-video recording equipment, and other hardware and software that can be used to facilitate data collection, coding and entry.
For example, our couple interaction laboratory is equipped with one-way mirrors, and contains unique audio-video equipment that allows for unobtrusive observations. We also have coding laboratories that contain modern videocassette and transcription equipment, as well as coding and training manuals for a number of observational coding systems.
There are many other facilities in the department, and on campus, available to meet the research and teaching needs of our students and faculty. For example, a number of our classrooms are "smart classrooms." These classrooms contain state-of-the-art computer technology (both IBM-compatible and Apple hardware), Internet/Web connections, and modern audio-visual equipment. Likewise, our various departmental laboratories and our computer classroom (DeGarmo 13) , contain computers with excellent statistical, word processing, e-mail, and Internet connection software.
The staff of the Psychology Resource Center (DeGarmo 17)can help students and faculty to schedule classrooms for mass testing research. Finally, Milner Library has an outstanding collection of psychology journals, books, and textbooks, as well as a sophisticated on-line system to ease research efforts.