Equipment and Facilities

Resources needed for thorough training in modern psychological science are available in the departmental laboratories in Peretsman Scully Hall and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI). Laboratory units are organized around the research programs of the faculty, ranging from animal motivation and conditioning processes to decision-making in human social groups, from neurophysiological mechanisms controlling basic drives to attributional processes in judging other individuals, from the sensory and perceptual roots of human cognition to concept formation and problem-solving behavior in the child and adult, from the mathematical and computer techniques employed in research to the mechanisms of attitude formation and change.

The department also benefits from shared resources throughout the university. The PNI fosters research on the neural underpinnings of psychological function with state-of-the-art facilities including two research-dedicated high-field fMRI scanners, high-density scalp EEG systems, and high-performance computing facilities for data analysis and computational modeling. Other affiliated parts at the university, each offering unique facilities and opportunities, include: the Center for African American Studies, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, the University Center for Human Values, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.

Questions regarding equipment and facilities available to Department of Psychology graduate students may be directed to psygrad@princeton.edu.