The Lindenwood University-Belleville Psychology Department received a $10,000 grant from the Monticello College Foundation to support research projects for women.
This gift will support two female undergraduate student psychology research projects at the university’s Belleville, Ill., campus. The research will be conducted in a new psychology research lab slated to open in the fall 2015 semester. The two research projects will utilize electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate two distinct focus areas. One study will focus on forensic psychology as it relates to eyewitness testimony, and the second research study will focus on cognitive psychology, investigating the impacts of music on neural efficiency.
Dr. Trisha Prunty, associate professor in psychology, said she appreciates the funding from the Monticello College Foundation, which will provide opportunity for additional benefits to students.
“There is a high probability that these research projects will be publishable,” Prunty said. “Student research, at this level, will provide students the unique opportunity to submit to conferences.”