Open PSYC 3889 Opportunities

PSYC 3889 Opportunity in Dr. Brown’s Lab

Research assistant position for Fall 2017 (3889)

We are looking for undergraduate RA’s for the Fall 2017 semester (PSYC 3889). Our research addresses questions related to how people learn to read a first or second language and whether there are differences between individuals in how they read.

You will perform hands-on tasks involving running experiments, data analysis, and experimental design.  You will also learn about our research by reading articles and attending lab meetings.

If you are interested in working on this project, please contact Dr. Julie Brown at julie.brown@uconn.edu.

Deadline to enroll in PSYC 3889 for the Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, September 11th. For registration questions, please click here.

PSYC 3889 Research Opportunity in Dr. Pratto’s Intergroup Relations Lab

We have several opportunities for highly motivated and inquisitive undergraduates to join Dr. Pratto’s Intergroup Relations Lab as Research Assistants and receive PSYC 3889 credit. We investigate people’s attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors when they think of themselves and others as members of social groups, large and small, and how groups of people interact with each other. Topic areas of interest to us include: social dominance theory, race relations, stereotyping/prejudice/discrimination, international relations, well-being, criminal justice, and sense of belonging in college students.

This is a one semester commitment with opportunities to continue in the spring of 2018. Responsibilities may include running participants in experiments, data creation/coding/entry/cleaning, or literature searches. You’ll be invited to our lab meetings but attendance will not be required.

If interested, please contact leah.pound@uconn.edu or aerielle.allen@uconn.edu for an application.

Deadline to enroll in PSYC 3889 for the Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, September 11th. For registration questions, please click here.

PSYC 3889 Opportunity in Dr. Naigles’ Lab

PSYC 3889 opportunity (at least 3 credits) offered for a graduate student project in Dr. Naigles’ lab. This project examines narratives in children and adults to investigate cultural influences on narrative development. Activities include data collection from school age children, transcription, and coding of the narratives.

Interested students should contact Manya Jyotishi at manya.jyotishi@uconn.edu

Deadline to enroll in PSYC 3889 for the Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, September 11th. For registration questions, please click here.

PSYC 3889 Research Opportunity in Dr. Magley’s Lab

Gain valuable research experience & help to improve stress reduction using virtual Reality.

We have an opportunity for highly motivated and conscientious undergraduates to gain valuable research experience. We seek those who have an interest in occupational health psychology, stress/anxiety, and human performance studies.

This is a one semester commitment, which involves 9 hours of work per week for 3 credits. Continued involvement into Spring semester is possible. Responsibilities may include working as a research experimenter who interacts with research participants and handles cutting edge virtual reality technology, or as a confederate collaborating with other high-performing research assistants.

The current project within this lab involves working directly with one of our graduate researchers for this section of PSYC 3889. Some research experience is preferred, but is not required. In this position, you will be provided the opportunity to gain valuable research knowledge and skills that can help prepare you for graduate school or your applied research career.

If you are interested, please contact Taylor Barr at taylor.barr@uconn.edu

Deadline to enroll in PSYC 3889 for the Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, September 11th. For registration questions, please click here.

PSYC 3889 Opportunity: Dr. Robert Henning’s Lab

Assist in exploring the relationship between humans and technology.

Open research position available for highly motivated and conscientious undergraduates. We are looking for those who have an interest in human factors research, human-computer interaction, industrial organizational psychology, and interpersonal social relationships.

  • One semester commitment
  • 6 hours of work per week for 2 credits
  • Responsibilities include:
    • helping to run participants using a Microworld computer program (will be trained in its use)
    • collecting physiological data such as heart rates
    • administering surveys
  • Additional responsibilities may include data management within Excel, SPSS, and R, depending on experiment progression during the semester.

Some research experience (in the form of previous lab work or class-sponsored research) is preferred, but not required. In this position, you will be provided the opportunity to gain valuable research knowledge and skills that can help prepare you for graduate school or your applied research career.

If you are interested, please contact Lauren Gannon at lauren.gannon@uconn.edu.

Deadline to enroll in PSYC 3889 for the Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, September 11th. For registration questions, please click here.