The Language Research Center at Georgia State University

LRC scientists conduct noninvasive social, cognitive and biobehavioral research with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), monkeys (Macaca mulatta and Cebus apella), and human (Homo sapiens) adults and children. Center scientists and Department of Animal Resources staff-members are committed to providing the best possible environment and to using empirically validated procedures for promoting and assessing the psychological and physical well-being of the resident animals they study. These scientists include faculty, staff, and student researchers at Georgia State University, and also affiliated scholars at prestigious institutions across the country and around the globe. The LRC is/has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (particularly the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the McDonnell-Pew Foundation, the Department of Defense, and other agencies. The LRC also receives generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University, and the GSU Research Foundation. These partnerships–between interdisciplinary and inter-institutional investigators, with funding agencies, and with the animals that participate in our research–illustrate what is meant by the LRC motto: So that together we might learn….

The LRC is affiliated with the Department of Psychology in Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
LRC Director: David A Washburn