Psychology department to host day-long focus on research

Contact: Cheryl Roland
Photo of a psychology student giving a poster presentation.

A psychology student gives a poster presentation.

KALAMAZOO—Presentations on such varied topics as behavioral interventions to increase workers' attendance and training giant African rats to find people are on tap Friday, Feb. 14, when Western Michigan University's Department of Psychology hosts its 11th annual Research Day.

Research Day

The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. It will feature the work of more than three dozen faculty members and graduate students in the department. They will be showcasing their work for nearly 60 prospective graduate students as well as members of the broader community. The event is free and open to the general public.

Research Day will open with brief remarks by Dr. Stephanie Peterson, chair of the department, at 8:45 a.m. Four 25-minute presentations will follow. After an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch break, presentations will resume with an additional six topics covered before the close of the event at just after 4 p.m.

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