Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Addiction beliefs and smoking attitudes

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Vasundhara Sridharan
Email: vsri@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Vasundhara Sridharan
Supervisor Title: Graduate Student
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This research lab seeks to understand people's beliefs about addictions and their attitude towards smoking. Across many projects, we explore questions such which types of anti-smoking messages are most effective for a given person using a within-person design, and how people's beliefs about addictions shape their perceptions of their own quitting and other people's ability to quit smoking. You will be requested to work on multiple projects and will gain insight and information about how literature and work in social psychology can directly inform the field of addictions research.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: At least 1-hour shifts per week.
Student commitment: 2-3 quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
0 % data entry % video taping % animal care
5 % database management 5 % interview subjects % animal observation
0 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
30 % library research 50 % running subjects % histology
10 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
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Other:Applications are now CLOSED for Spring. Feel free to reach out later for summer or fall.

Skills / Experience Preferred

Take at least psychology 209 research methods for an understanding of research processes. If you are familiar with SPSS, that would be an advantage.