Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


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Excellent research facilities are available for students and faculty in the Department of Psychology. We have laboratory space and observation rooms in DeGarmo Hall that are equipped with computers, audio-video recording equipment, and other hardware and software that can be used to facilitate data collection, coding, and entry for research.

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 video 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. Most of our classrooms are "smart classrooms." These classrooms contain state-of-the-art computer technology (both Dell-compatible and Apple hardware), Internet connections, and modern audio-visual equipment. Likewise, our various departmental laboratories and our computer classroom (13 DeGarmo Hall), contain computers with excellent statistical, word processing, e-mail, and Internet connections.

The staff of the Psychology Resource Center (17 DeGarmo Hall)can help students and faculty to schedule classrooms for mass testing research. Milner Library has an outstanding collection of psychology journals, books, and textbooks, as well as a sophisticated online system to ease research efforts.