Undergraduate Research Lab


MaP Lab: Mating and Prejudice Lab


A large component of my work involves engaging undergraduates in the research process through faculty-student collaborative research. Since Fall 2012, I have collaborated (one-on-one or in teams) with 35 undergraduate research apprentices. My undergraduate research apprentices are not the research “assistants” who merely run participants or enter data, but I instead take them under my wing as research collaborators and involve and train them in every step of the research process.  They dive right into the research process and I expect them to carry out each step of the research process—from designing the study, preparing the codebook, and submitting IRB materials to programming the study, analyzing the data, and preparing first drafts of the manuscript.


In my first six years as an assistant professor, 33 students presented 53 posters at various conferences, including those held by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and Midwestern Psychological Association; 2 are co-authors on a publication, 7 are co-authors on manuscripts in preparation or under review, and 2 are co-authors on unpublished datasets included in two meta-analyses in preparation; and 19 students gained acceptance into graduate programs, which was 100% of those who applied. ​

UWEC MaP Lab, Fall 2013

Angela G. Pirlott

Social Psychologist

​Saint Xavier University

UWEC MaP Lab, Spring 2013

ASU MaP Lab

UWEC MaP Lab, Spring 2014

Some photos of my current and former RAs presenting at conferences and ... 

being silly