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Richard Michalski, chair
(540) 362-6586

Marilyn Thompson, administrative assistant
(540) 362-6325

Hollins University
P.O. Box 9687
Roanoke, VA 24020

Psychology research

Get a jump on graduate school admission through research and experiential learning

Graduate faculty are looking for students with research skills, professional presentations, and publication opportunities already in place. At Hollins University, psychology majors have a number of computers and laboratories dedicated to student research. Faculty laboratories are available for training, lab classes, and collaborative research.

Facilities include radio-shielded rooms with state-of-the art EEG, neurotherapy, biofeedback, and cognitive science equipment, plus several animal labs. A library of behavioral, cognitive, and neuropsychology assessment instruments is also available to students.

Hollins psychology majors have the opportunity to present their research at the Hollins University Science Seminar, Virginia Psychological Association convention, and other national and regional professional conferences. They may also participate in colloquia series presented by other regional colleges and universities.

Thanks to the generosity of Hollins alumnae,Hollins' psychology department boasts an exceptional facility and state-of-the-art equipment to conduct research with laboratory rats. Professor Randall Flory and two psychology majors talk about how the lab is enhancing both teaching and learning. Video »

Hollins students have continued with graduate school studies in medicine; psychiatry; experimental, school, social, and clinical psychology; social work; and physical therapy. They have been accepted to graduate programs such as the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, University of Connecticut, George Mason University, Nova Southeastern University, and University of Southern California.