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.

Current Projects (Spring 2019)

College Student’s Emotional Associations with Colors

Purpose of the study:  We are investigating the emotional associations with colors in college students. It will take approximately 10 minutes to participate in this study. You can participate in this study at the following locations at the times listed below:

Brohm 332 (conference room) Addison 204
April 12 4:00pm- 5pm April 16 11:00am-1:00pm
April 15 11:00am -1:00pm  
April 16 4:00pm-5:00pm  
April 17 12:00am-1:30pm  

For more questions about participating in this study, please contact: Real, Elizabeth <>; Griffith, Teana <>; Hurt, Brian <>; Mendez-Chavez, Stephanie <>; Lubben, Lisa <>

How personality traits and physical attractiveness influence choosing of a potential dating partner

We are investigating the relationship between personality, physical attractiveness, and the decision processes of potential dating.

If you would like to participate, please contact: Szot, Sydney <>; Ivory, Japan <>; Paplaczyk, Olivia <>; Gonzalez, Leslie <>

The Relations Among Social Media Addiction and Self-Esteem in College Students

We are investigating the relationship between social media platforms and a person’s self-esteem. This study will take less than 10 minutes to complete. 

If you would like to participate, please contact: Stamp, Shannon, Mena, Joseline, or Rubin, Hannah

What affects jealousy in genders?

We are investigating the relationship between jealousy, attachment style, and self-esteem.  To evaluate these three variables we will be requiring each participant to fill out three surveys to the best of their ability. This study will require approximately 20 minutes of your time.

If you would like to participate, please contact: Pojero, Krista <>; Lytton, Samuel <>; Santiago, Jaslyn <>

Get Involved in Research

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

Dr. Andrea Flynn

First-generation students’ academic experiences  

Research assistants are needed for an in-depth, exploratory, qualitative research study of first-generation law students’ experiences. For more information please read this document. Please email Dr. Flynn if you have an interest in applying for the research assistant position.

Dr. Jason Pych 

Sleep Quality and Cognition

Dr. Pych is currently looking for a research assistant. If you are interested, please email Dr. Jason Pych.

Dr. Beth Venzke

E-mail Dr. Venzke for information about current projects.