Labs and Facilities
The department houses several specialized research labs.
In addition, department faculty are involved with several
campus research centers.
Twin Studies Center
The Twin Studies Center was established in 1991 by Professor Nancy Segal,
who is the current Director of the center. The aims of the Twin Studies
Center are to
For more information, contact Dr. Segal by e-mail
or phone 657-278-2568.
promote research experience and training for graduate students and
qualified undergraduates in the psychology department.
respond to requests for information about multiple births from members
of the academic and non-academic communities.
enhance public awareness of the unique biological and psychological
aspects of twinning through publications and by participation in public
Decision Research Center
Research Center, founded in 1986, supports research and instructional
activities of faculty and students in the study of behavioral decision-making.
Research conducted in the center includes experimental and theoretical
studies of 1) basic psychological laws of judgment and decision-making
under conditions of risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity; 2) the effect of
sudden changes in wealth on a person's attitude toward risk (such as the
effects of winning a prize in the lottery on financial decisions); 3) effects
of the judge's point of view on judgments and decisions; and 4) combinations
of information from sources of varied expertise and bias to form judgments
and decisions. The center is located in H-532, phone 657 278-2102. For more
information, contact Dr. Michael
Social Science Research
The Social Science Research Center (SSRC) was established in 1987 to provide
research services to community organizations and research support to CSUF faculty. The primary goal
of the SSRC is to assist non-profit and tax-supported agencies and organizations to answer research
questions that will lead to improved service delivery and public policy. As a university-based center,
the SSRC is able to assist in proposal preparation and in all phases of social research including the
development of survey and evaluation instrumentation, research design, data collection, statistical
analysis, and technical report writing. The SSRC has strong local and staewide reputation for excellent
applied research and evaluation in health care, education, criminal justice and community settings. The
the center is located in MH-38, phone (657) 278-3185.
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