Students in our Human Lab study HOW stress in relationships impacts health in humans. To do so, they learn how to administer structured, behavioral, physiological, and observational assessments to individuals and families, and are also involved in the recruitment and screening of participants. Students in our Animal Lab study WHY this stress impacts health in non-human animals. To do so, they learn small animal handling and behavioral assessments, hormone analysis, and neuromorphological data collection. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to take our research “from the bench to the bedside.”
We are a multidisciplinary stream composed of two separate labs which conduct research in different yet complimentary ways. All class meetings occur at the same time to promote our team science approach to psychological research. However, students will choose which line of research to pursue by registering for either the Human Lab (0101) or the Animal Lab (0201).
First-Year Spring Semester Course:
FIRE163 - FIRE SEMESTER 2: Animal and Human Relationships
(3 credits, General Education Distributive Studies, History and Social Science)
Second-Year Fall Semester Course:
FIRE263 - FIRE SEMESTER 2: Animal and Human Relationships
(3 credits, General Education Scholarship in Practice)