A hallmark of Meredith’s psychology program is the opportunity undergraduates have to conduct meaningful research directly with faculty or through on-campus programs including the Meredith Autism Program.

Students have multiple opportunities to present their research to peers at professional conferences. A few of the recent conferences that our students have been a part of include:

  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)


Meredith Autism Program
Psychology students can gain experience in the field by working with the Meredith Autism Program (MAP), which is a one-of-a-kind program that provides full-time treatment services for children with autism. MAP is a specialized early intervention, teaching and behavior modification program for children between 2 and 7 years old who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. The program provides an intensive behavioral intervention where children with autism can acquire developmentally appropriate skills. This is a unique experience available to few students at the undergraduate level and is considered one of the highlights of our program.

Psychology at Meredith

Our psychology students acquire both research skills and practical skills in applied settings.

Our psychology students acquire both research skills and practical skills in applied settings. 

Contact Information
Cynthia Edwards
Dept. Head, Psychology & Social Work
108 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-2854
edwardsc@meredith.edu
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