Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Developmental Pathways Research Program

This project was expired on 09/30/2016


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Kelly Thompson
Email: kelly3@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Kelly Thompson
Supervisor Title: Research Program Director
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The Developmental Pathways Research Program includes a variety of projects investigating adolescent depression and conduct problems and the provision of mental health services in the school setting. The goal in this lab is to expose students to a variety of research activities and projects. The lab is headed by Dr. Elizabeth McCauley (Psychology and Psychiatry) and Dr. Ann Vander Stoep (Psychiatry and Public Health) and includes a number of other junior faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Current opportunities include participating in the support of two evaluations of school based interventions in the Seattle Schools (assisting with recruitment, data collection via phone and in-person interviews with students and parents, data entry and cleaning, transcriptions of adolescent qualitative interviews) a community based longitudinal study of young adults and depression (observations of community based epidemiological interviews, interview preparation, data entry) and a measure feedback system project (coding; qualitative work).

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6-9
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Ideally, the student will work 2-3 afternoons per week during non-public school hours (window of 2pm-6pm). Some flexibility allowed.
Student commitment: Seeking a 2-3 quarter commitment

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
20 % data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management 30 % interview subjects % animal observation
10 % encoding data 10 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
10 % library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    20 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Experience with adolescents,good phone skills (experience with interviews or other phone work a plus)