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Pepperdine Exploratory and Accelerated Research Laboratory (PEARL)

The PEARL is a collaborative group of interdisciplinary faculty across schools at Pepperdine University that seek to build on their diverse research interests and methodological backgrounds to better understand human behavior in various contexts. PEARL research projects are consistently published in high impact, scientific journals and presented at academic conferences all around the world, and the lab allows for students to experience scholarly research first-hand.



The PEARL is currently equipped with eye-tracking capabilities (Smart Eye AI-X 60 HZ) and computers for online experiments and survey studies.




As a participant, you will be furthering our knowledge of human behavior. You will be helping advance Pepperdine as a leading research universities. As a student, you will receive credit for your lab requirements if you are currently enrolled in BA 355, COM 240, COM 300, or COM 303. If you are not a student, you may receive cash or other prizes for your time.

Go to our Research Pool Website and sign in. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Apply to be a Research Assistant

We're always looking for students that are interested in getting involved in research. Send us your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in research and what you would like to do. They can be sent to PEARL@pepperdine.edu or directly to one of the faculty.


Contact Us

Pepperdine Exploratory and Accelerated Research Laboratory
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263