Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Tribal Colleges and Universities Cultural Adaptation of and Evidence-Based Intervention

This project was expired on 01/01/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Theresa Walter
Telephone: (206) 221-6390
Email: tw33@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Theresa Walter
Supervisor Title: Research Coordinator Supervisor
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This study is an exciting opportunity to learn about alcohol use among Tribal College students across the United States. We will invite a large sample of Tribal College students to participate in a 5-year study of health behaviors in the Fall of 2014. We will assess our participants every 3 to 6 months and are currently conducting the Baseline Assessment to better understand cultural, intrapersonal, and social factors related to alcohol use and other health behaviors over time. Research assistants will play an important role in assisting with pilot testing our surveys, contacting participants, entering data, assisting with address coding, and other administrative/clerical tasks. We also encourage our students who are interested in pursuing graduate school to actively engage in the research process through participation in the undergraduate research symposium.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Flexible, will set up days/times
Student commitment: Two quarter commitment (flexable)

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
10 % data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management % interview subjects % animal observation
10 % encoding data 20 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
10 % library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    50 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Students interested in learning about alcohol use among young adults - Students interested in differing norms cross-culturally - Students who have taken Psych 209 and Psych 315 (or Psych 317/318) are preferred, but those courses are not prerequisite to signing up for this 499 - *** Interview required for this 499 ***