Applied Psychology Research Institute (APRI)


The three doctoral programs in the Department of Psychology at Wichita State University share a common focus on applied research, in accord with the mission of Wichita State University as Kansas’ only urban-serving university campus.

The Applied Psychology Research Institute (APRI) was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and opened in June 2013. APRI:

  1. serves as a regional center for research in program evaluation, human factors, and child development
  2. provides infrastructure, including laboratory and office space dedicated to these research activities
  3. fosters collaborative research across disciplines to address problems that require an interdisciplinary approach to understand and ameliorate
  4. provides additional training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
  5. markets the research capabilities of the institute.

APRI is located in Rm 102 McKinley Hall. For more information contact Dr. Alex Chaparro at Alex.Chaparro@wichita.edu or 316-978-3170.