PEDL is a collaborative lab led by Kameko Halfmann and operating under a novice-apprentice-practitioner-expert model. In other words, undergraduate students generally enter the lab with little to no research experience but have general content knowledge from a few psychology courses (General Psychology and Introduction to Experimental). The start as novices and progress to apprentices as they develop skills. If students dedicate time working as an apprentice in the lab, they will eventually become a practitioner and many continue in graduate school to develop expertise.
Current student researchers
Mollie is starting her junior year at UW-Platteville. She is interested in pursuing a PhD in psychology or neuroscience upon graduation.
- Megan Bunyer ’21 (UWP) – Pursuing MA in Clinical Science at University of Northern Iowa
- Emma Dums ’21 (UWP) – Working at UW-Madison as a research and evaluation program assistant
- Cameron Corless ’21 (UWP) – Exploring the world
- Dana Mueller ’20 (UWP) – Pursuing PhD in Psychology (specialization in cognitive & brain science) at University of Minnesota
- Madison Schony ’20 (UWP) – Pursuing PhD in Experimental Health Psychology at Ohio University
- Haley Daniels, ’20 (UWP) – Pursuing specialists degree in School Psychology at UW-Stout
- Bailey Kerkel ’20 (UWP) – PA School at University of Dubuque
- Dominique Kornely, ’19 (UWP) – MA in Clinical Science from UNI
- William Houghton (Platteville high school)
- Chelsea Davis, Winter ’18 (UWP) – MSW from Clarke University
- Tina Pizzo, ’18 (SNC) – MS in Occupational Therapy
- Paige Van Rossum, ’18 (SNC)
- Marissa Elliott, ’17 (SNC) – MPH from Yale University, currently pursuing PhD in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science at University of Michigan
- Carly Barry, ’16 (SNC) – Psy D from Midwestern University
Interested in Joining?
PEDL aims to have 2-5 active student research apprentices each semester. Student research apprentices are expected to commit at least one year to the lab, with an average of about 5 hours per week during the academic year. You can choose to volunteer, earn course credit (1-3 elective credits for 4730), or apply for funding through UWP, Psi Chi, or another mechanism. I also aim to provide funding to at least one or two students each summer through grants.
Conducting research as an undergraduate is a great opportunity to learn new skills, explore research and grad school as possible post-undergrad options, and gain experience working with a team.
If you are interested in joining our team, check out the application here.
If you’re not sure whether research is right for you, but you think you might be interested, check out this source.