Facilities and Resources

Hill Hall

You can find us at Hill Hall, along the historic quad of Missouri State’s campus.

Located inside are:

  • Psychology department and gerontology program main offices.
  • Faculty offices.
  • Large lecture hall.
  • Computer lab, open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Graduate student lounge, complete with workstations and computers.
  • Computer classrooms.
  • Psychology and gerontology research assistant opportunities.

Research facilities

Student and professor using equipment in experimental lab.​​​​​​​

As a student, you can conduct research with your peers and professors.

Our quality facilities and equipment can support your work.

Want to get involved?

Research is vital to your academic success and the advancement of the psychology field.

Review research resources for a detailed look into current research.

Brain and Behavior Lab

  • Location: Hill Hall 431

Research in this lab tries to connect cognitive processes with neurophysiological processes.

The lab has BioSemi EEG equipment and a BIOPAC system.

  • BioSemi EEG: Records the brain’s response to sensory stimuli.
  • BIOPAC system: Charts pulse and galvanic skin response.

Clinical labs

  • Location: Hill Hall

Hone your group therapy techniques in our clinical labs. These labs are like most clinics.

However, our two labs have video cameras, audio recording devices and one-way mirrors.

You can practice your interviewing and diagnostic skills. Your peers observe the process and make recommendations following the exercise.

Experimental labs

  • Location: Hill Hall fourth floor

Smaller, experimental labs are available for your needs.

From conference-size rooms to smaller rooms with tables, you can use these labs for a variety of projects.

Some labs have computers used for test-taking and data analysis.

Health lab

  • Location: Hill Hall

The health lab has a cold pressor test and galvanic skin response machine.

Most research conducted here covers the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in health populations.

Infant behavior lab

This lab studies the motor, cognitive and social development of infants and young children.

Researchers use behavioral observation methods and neurobehavioral assessments.

Mnemonic Strategies Lab

  • Location: Hill Hall

Explore the educational uses of mnemonic (memory enhancing) strategies.

These include the keyword method, the face-name mnemonic, the pegword method and the digit-consonant mnemonic.

Additional facilities

Beyond the primary Springfield campus, our department operates the Learning Diagnostic Clinic in the Meyer Alumni Center and provides various research facilities in the Park Central Office Building.

The gerontology program is also located in Hill Hall.

Learning Diagnostic Clinic

Address: 300 S Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806
Building abbreviation: ALUM

Locate the clinic

Park Central Office Building

Address: 117 Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65897
Building abbreviation: PCOB

Locate Park Central