Psychology Research & Training Center (PRTC)
Dedicated to science, health, and discovery, the Psychology Research & Training Center (PRTC) occupies the second floor of the South Bond Building and represents over 10,000 sq. feet of research and student training space. The PRTC features dedicated research laboratories, research-shared observation rooms, flexible interview and therapy rooms, seminar and meeting rooms, graduate student space, and offices for research staff. A new dual-suite ERP (EGI systems) facility was constructed in 2011. The Psychology Department is currently developing new infrastructure for a proposed Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research, a Centre for Psychological Health, and additional research labs (scheduled for completion in early 2012). Follow the PRTC link for more information.
Dedicated Research Labs
A total of 31 dedicated research laboratories are housed in the PRTC (one more is housed in the Faculty of Arts Research Centre, 111 Gerrard St.). The topics explored by each lab range from the study of brain and aging, memory and cognition, learning and development, psychology and law, to the study of anxiety treatment, gender and culture, HIV prevention, and mental health. Each lab is directed by a full-time faculty member and is instrumentally linked to our undergraduate and graduate student training. Follow the Labs link for more information.
Research Interest Groups
In addition to the diverse range of research labs, there are a number of research groups in the department that cultivate and foster cross-lab research synergies. These research groups span across both graduate training fields (Psychological Science and Clinical Psychology) offered by the department. Many faculty members and students have interests that cut across more than one of these groups. The crossover research groups currently active in the department include:
- Brain, Perception and Cognition
- Community/Cultural Psychology
- Early Development Group Exchange (EDGE)
- Forensic Psychology Interest (FPI) Group
- Health Psychology
- Psychopathology and Intervention
- Social Psychology