Behavioral Sciences Institute

The Behavioral Sciences Institute is comprised of various learning centers and research labs. These centers and labs provide the university and community with opportunities for collaborative partnerships to address pressing issues within our society.

  • The GREAT (Graduate Retention Enhancement at TAMIU) seeks to increase the number of Hispanic students who complete a graduate degree and are prepared to attain a doctoral degree or professional career in behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences.

  • The CognitiveSciences Lab conducts studies to determine how the brain functions in regard to bilingualism (Spanish/English).

  • The Gaming Lab conducts studies to determine whether there is a relationship between computer games and youth violence.

  • The Border Studies Institute provides educational trainings and web-based seminars on border issues and homeland security.

  • The TAMIU Community Stress Center provides local (bilingual) counseling support services in Webb County.  Individuals from the community interested in receiving counseling services can call the Stress Center at: (956) 326 3120.

  • The CATI Lab (Computer Assisted Telephoning Interviewing) provides research support to the university and community partners who are engaged in electronic data collection and outreach efforts.

  •  EARDA (Extramural Associates Research Development Award) funded by NIH is part of TAMIU's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects which aims to build infa-structure for research at TAMIU and to engage community research partnerships. Faculty associated with this venture are members of the Department.



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