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Research Opportunities

In addition to training individuals to provide care and treatment for those with psychological problems, the college is equally committed to engaging in sophisticated research, both basic and applied. Our faculty and students conduct scientific research across an exceptionally broad array of topics, consistent with the diverse academic backgrounds, theoretical orientations, and specializations of our faculty. Students will find ample opportunities to conduct original scientific research, either in collaboration with or under the supervision of our distinguished faculty members. 

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Assessment of minority students
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attraction and mate selection
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral assessment and treatment
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Bilingualism
  • Child-clinical psychology
  • Child temperament
  • Clinical biofeedback
  • Cognitive and behavioral inhibition
  • Community mental health
  • Conduct disorders
  • Deception and interpersonal perception
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Early Intervention / Preschool
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional development
  • Family violence
  • Forensic psychology
  • Gender identity
  • Gender issues
  • Geriatric mental health
  • Health psychology
  • Long-term mental illness
  • Marital & family systems
  • Mood disorders
  • Multicultural assessment and intervention
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parenting behavior
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Physical Abuse
  • Physiology of stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment
  • School Based Consultation
  • School phobia
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress disorders
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Working memory

Research in the center is supported by extensive computer facilities, including mainframe, workstation, and microcomputer environments. Methodological, statistical, and computer consultation is available to faculty members and students engaged in research or related course work.

The center adheres to published professional and governmental guidelines and regulations for protecting human subjects in research. Any research that involves human subjects conducted by NSU faculty members, staff, or students, whether funded or unfunded, must be submitted to the CPS representative for decision about possible IRB review. Policies and procedures can be accessed at the IRB Web site.

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