Psychology Laboratory for Scientific Inquiry

Help expand research opportunities for psychology students!

The Psychology Department at Carroll College is expanding their undergraduate research programs and has quickly outgrown their current space.

Enter the Psychology Laboratory for Scientific Inquiry Project, which will re-design laboratory space for conducting research, including the collection of survey data, testing/assessment, analysis, undergraduate research presentations and guest speakers. Your support of this lab will expand high-impact opportunities for Carroll students and better prepare them for graduate programs and careers in psychology.

Katie Garrison

Katie Garrison '11 studied Psychology at Carroll. She is currently a 2nd year PhD student in the Psychology Department at Texas A&M University. She is working towards a degree in Experimental Social and Personality Psychology.

"I’ve found that it is so important for undergraduates to get involved in research if they want to go to graduate school. A lab space for research can create opportunities for many students who would like to explore psychology but are not necessarily interested in becoming a therapist or doing clinical work. Additionally, it can foster collaborations and new insights as students and faculty work together on research projects. This would be a very valuable addition to the Carroll psychology department!"

Kris Rehder

Kristoffer Rehder '13 studied Psychology and Anthrozoology at Carroll. He went on to earn a M.S. in Psychology from Eastern Washington University, currently in his 2nd year in a PhD Clinical Psychology program at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon.

"Undergraduate research was the reason to go on for a PhD. My research methods class and Honor’s thesis at Carroll strongly influenced my decision to find a PhD program to conduct research in clinical psychology."

"Adequate equipment and facilities would GREATLY help current and future Carroll Psychology students...When I got into Grad school, I lacked experience of working in an actual psychology laboratory.  Carroll desperately needs this equipment and facilities to provide students the experience of working in a lab and to prepare them and make them competitive for graduate school."

Leah Henningson

Leah Henningsen '17 is in her senior year studying Psychology at Carroll. This fall she will attend Northwestern University to pursue a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling specializing in working with children and adolescents. She hopes to become a counseling psychologist. 

"[Research] is a huge component of preparing yourself for that next step whether you’re going to graduate school or you’re going into a job or another research position, it just gives you a great knowledge base and good skill set for whatever you go on to do."

“I can see myself in graduate school pursuing more research opportunities and being a little more confident in my abilities because of the projects that I’ve done [at Carroll].”

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Where does my donation go?

$10
Prints research posters for students
$20
Keeps data protected with secure storage in the lab
$50
Helps fund a projector and screen dedicated to the lab
$100
Increases student researchers’ data collection efficiency with Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets
$250
Funds travel reimbursement for visiting researchers
$500
Covers application and transportation costs for students to attend conferences