Research

Teenagers in counseling session.

Our faculty includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. Research interests within the department are broad but are grounded in gaining a solid foundation in inquiry. Faculty and student research are published frequently in leading academic journals and textbooks, and their expertise and advice is sought regularly by industry professionals, community members and leaders, as well as local and national media.

Faculty and student researchers in our department study issues like:

  • addiction
  • bullying
  • culture
  • data analysis methods
  • health and wellness
  • identity
  • learning environments
  • social development
  • socialization