Do psychology majors have the opportunity to get research experiences in psychology?

Definitely! In fact, most of our psychology majors gain some psychological research experience during their time at Yale. It is never too early to start doing research. Many psychology labs accept students with varying backgrounds and levels of previous research experience. In fact, many labs encourage freshman and sophomores to apply for positions in the hope that these students will work in the lab for several semesters and possibly complete senior requirement in the lab. Most of the time, students begin doing research by finding positions as research assistants, either during the academic year here at Yale, or over the summer break at Yale or elsewhere. If you perform research in a lab during the academic year, you can often get directed research credit for your work in the lab.