Undergraduate Research Experience

We are interested in having motivated undergraduate students who want to research about happiness, human well-being, or psychological measurement. We welcome students not only from psychology but also from other fields such as philosophy, mathematics, statistics, economics etc.

We are also very keen on having computer science majors undertake research work with us. We need programmers who are interested in developing and maintaining smartphone applications, Facebook applications, and databases.

If you are interested in obtaining research experience, please email Dr. Tay with your CV/resume, outline of your research interests, and the type of experience you hope to gain by being part of the Happiness and Measurement Laboratory. We prefer to have students join us for a minimum commitment of 2 semesters of 8-10 hours per week. Our laboratory is open during summers as well. You can sign up as a PSY 390: Research experience in Psychology or PSY 498: Senior Research


Prospective Graduate Students

If you are keen on graduate school in Industrial/Organizational psychology and interested in joining our research team, please feel free to contact us. Students with interests in happiness, subjective well-being, emotions, and psychological measurement are all encouraged to apply.

While we train Industrial/Organizational psychologists, our research group examines these topics with novel methods and technology, seeking to draw from cross-disciplinary perspectives. We are interested in graduate students who are trained in psychology but also students from other fields such as philosophy, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, management etc. Please contact Dr. Tay if you are interested in learning more about our research or the I-O program at Purdue.


Where to find us

We are located at the Psychological Sciences Building in Rooms 2134A and 2134B at Purdue University