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Building Effective Environments Through Scholarship (BEETS) Lab

The Building Effective Environments Through Scholarship (BEETS) Lab at UL Lafayette is led by Dr. Christie Charles. The primary mission of the BEETS Lab is to reinvent the world through research by sculpt the workplace through scholarship. The goal of the lab is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with research opportunities to acquire and put into practice scholarly knowledge in the area of industrial/organizational psychology.

As a group, BEETS (lab members) discuss research interests, ongoing research projects, and potential future research projects. Additionally, BEETS discuss general information related to the workplace and academia as well as the field of psychology as a whole.

Some of the primary interests of the lab include:

  • Training
  • Motivation
  • Productivity
  • Employability
  • Employee recruitment
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Organizational development
  • Academic achievement

Many of the primary interests focus on workplace and academic environments, but the aforementioned interests can be applied to a variety of others. Lab membership, therefore, is not limited to only psychology students.

Benefits of becoming a BEET

Some of the benefits of being involved with the BEETS Research Lab may include:

· Gaining experience with conducting research

· Connecting with other students who share similar interests

· Learning more about the workplace, academic environments, and psychology as a whole

· Presenting research at conferences and authoring publications (This will look great on your CV!)

Lab Meetings

Weekly lab meetings will be held. During the meetings, BEETS will discuss general announcements and project updates. Groups within the lab will discuss specific details of ongoing research projects. Lab members will also give educational presentations to

not only practice their public speaking skills but also educate other lab members on a variety of topics related to the interests of the lab.

How to Get Involved

The BEETS Lab offers a number of different research-related opportunities, depending on your level of interest and commitment. For more information, please contact Dr. Christie Charles via email ( or stop by Girard Hall 313A