Center for Psychological Studies

Research Opportunities

In addition to training individuals to provide care and treatment for those with psychological problems, the center is equally committed to encouraging sophisticated applied research. The center is distinguished by its special commitment to clinical research geared toward understanding and resolving problems confronting modern society. In addition to ongoing faculty research, every doctoral student engages in research activities, thereby multiplying the efforts and expertise required to understand the complexities of psychological disorders. Examples of research areas in which the center is currently engaged are the following:

Research Areas

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Assessment of minority students
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Behavioral assessment and treatment
  • Child-clinical psychology
  • Clinical biofeedback
  • Community mental health
  • Conduct disorders
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Early Intervention / Preschool
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family violence
  • Forensic psychology
  • Gender issues
  • Geriatric mental health
  • Health psychology
  • Long-term mental illness
  • Marital & family systems
  • Mood disorders
  • Multicultural assessment and intervention
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment
  • School Based Consultation
  • School phobia
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress disorders
  • Trauma Resolution

Computer/Statistical Laboratory

Research in the center is supported by extensive computer facilities, including mainframe, workstation, and microcomputer environments. Methodological, statistical, and computer consultation is available to faculty members and students engaged in research or related course work.

Protection of Human Subjects

The center adheres to published professional and governmental guidelines and regulations for protecting human subjects in research. Any research that involves human subjects conducted by NSU faculty members, staff, or students, whether funded or unfunded, must be submitted to the CPS representative for decision about possible IRB review. Policies and procedures can be accessed at the IRB Web site: