Summer Research Program in Psychology

At University of Northern Iowa


4 week June program includes travel, housing, food, and research expenses, plus a $2000 stipend!



Students will work with a faculty member on a research project as well as learn about advanced methods, statistics, and graduate school topics during weekly seminars.



        US citizen or permanent resident

        Psychology major

        Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing

        Interested in attending graduate school

        Member of one of the following groups: African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander


Faculty and research areas include:


Adam Butler

Work-life balance; collegiate employment and alcohol use; occupational health and wellness

Helen Harton

Social influence, prejudice, intimate relationships, attitude change

Robert Hitlan

Workplace stress, antecedents and consequences of, social and workplace exclusion, language-based ostracism, interpersonal and intergroup relations including prejudice and discrimination

Nicholas Schwab

Social influence and health; SES and health; cooperation

John Somervill

Attitudes toward animal abuse and relation to psychopathology; pet therapy



For more information, email Professor Helen Harton at or see our FAQ page.

Application deadline: March 15, 2010


To apply, fill out the application form and email it to You should also have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and have an official copy of your transcripts sent to:


Summer Research Program

Attn: Helen Harton

Department of Psychology

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0505