Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in research at Concordia University Chicago. Students often have their first taste of psychological science as research participants in General Psychology. As a result of their participation, students regularly comment that they are better able to grasp aspects of research, design, and statistics, and that the experience complements their reading and classroom learning. Some students remark that they enjoy helping classmates and faculty conduct research projects.


Participate in Research

If you are interested in participating in our department’s research, please visit the scheduling calendars below.

Current Projects in the Research Pool (last updated 4/30/13)

Our regular lab schedule has concluded for the semester. Please consider the Research Methods projects below to complete your requirement.

Current Projects from the Spring 2013 Research Methods course (last updated 4/30/13)


"The Big Five Personalities and Road Rage" Principal Investigator: Denise Guerrero

    • Come by the Psychological Science Laboratory (Addison 204) Thursday, May 2nd between 11am and 12:30pm to participate.

"Perceptions of criminal history based on appearance" Principal Investigator: Megan Riba

    • Come by the MM 137 lab Thursday 5/2 at 9:15 am and 12:15pm. 

      This survey will only take about 10 minutes, but it's important that participants do come on time because the surveys are timed. Participants will take a 15 second survey matching pictures to crimes, then complete a word search, and take another 15 second survey. All participants will be given candy as an incentive.



Check back regularly for additional opportunities to participate. New studies will be added throughout the semester. Consider bookmarking this page.

If you have questions about the Psychology Research Pool, please email the Coordinator. If you have questions about a particular research study, please contact the Principal Investigator.



Get Involved in Research

Students interested in gaining research experience are encouraged to contact the professor conducting the research directly.


Dr. Rachel Eells

Current projects: Test Anxiety, Bullying on Collegiate Campuses

E-mail Dr. Eells for more information


Dr. Beth Venzke

Current projects: Conversations between parents and children while watching sexually themed television; The role of ethnicity and socioeconomic status on child custody arrangements.

E-mail Dr. Venzke for more information