Psychology students at Hampton University have a variety of research foci to explore, at different levels. Students can experience everything from being a subject in a study (with approval from the Institutional Review Board), disseminating surveys and taking measurements, as well as designing new research approaches in collaboration with our professors. Here are just a few of the research projects already underway in the Department of Psychology at Hampton University.

Dr. Kwame M. Brown

Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown’s students are investigating the correlations between academic cognition, entrepreneurial intent, and cultural background. The results of this research will be used to inform educational programs and government policies designed to expand opportunities to participate in the economy. Dr. Brown is also exploring how educational approaches affect the development of propensity toward innovation in adolescents/young adults.


Dr. Michael Reed

Dr. Reed

Dr. Reed conducts research on mood disorders and trauma in Adolescents & young adults, behavior modification and special education, and autism coping & Resilience. Applied interests include School Psychology & learning, Group Counseling & Cognitive Therapy, and Health Promotion. He currently has a student research group that is primarily focused on mood and trauma. Coming soon: a second student research group investigating small behavior modification and health promotion projects.