Cognitive and Behavioral Laboratory has a long history. Early in the 1930s, the Psychology Laboratory of Henan University was established in China in the first place. The existing Cognitive and Behavioral Laboratory was reconstructed in 2003 on the basis of the Fundamental Psychology Laboratory which was set up when the Department of Education was reopened in 1980. In 2009, it was appoved as the distinctive laboratory of a superior discipline to be jointly constructed by the central and the local government. In the same year, it was approved as the Open Laboratory of Key Discipline in universities of Henan Province. The laboratory, which covers the key disciplines of psychology with the existing area of nearly 700 square meters, has built into a well-equipped Laboratory with advanced functions of the Cognitive Neuroscience,Vienna Psychological Test System, and SPSS 18.0 etc. in five sub-laboratories, including Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Basic Psychology Lab, Eye Tracking Lab, Behavior and Human Resources Test Lab and Psychological Consulting Lab. It has basically formed characteristic approaches on cognition and management, cognition and learning, cognition and health.
The laboratory can meet the teaching and research needs of all undergraduates and postgraduates. Every year it can accommodate more than 1,000 students to do experiments. The Lab has launched a reasonable talent echelon with the development of qualified personnel. Standing on the international forefront, the Lab actively carries out different researches such as the individual's psychological characteristics and behaviors of leaders, the psychological problems in the development of organizations, the cognitive processing mechanism and neural mechanism in learning, the exceptional children's learning and evaluation mechanism, cognitive study on decision and risk and so on and so forth. The Lab actively assumes different national and provincial tasks so as to promote the economic and scientific development in Henan Province.