Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Alcohol and Emotion Regulation Study

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Kelly Kajumulo
Telephone: (206) 543-6711
Email: kellyfk@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Department: School of Social Work, Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Dr. Davis will be present at the lab offices during regular hours and will interact with 499s during the normal operation of the project. One-on-one meetings can be arranged as needed.

Direct supervisor of students:

Kelly Kajumulo
Supervisor Title: Research Coordinator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? No

Short Project Description

This project is a study designed to collect data on potential brief online self-regulation interventions for young men. Using a community sample of men who have sex with women, the proposed study involves a laboratory investigation examining the effects of alcohol consumption and either a brief cognitive restructuring intervention or a brief mindfulness intervention on responses to a hypothetical interaction with a woman (n=210). 499 students will have direct participant contact when conducting screening verification and scheduling phone calls, monitoring experiment participation, and implementing portions of the experiment. Because of the sensitive nature of the study, all research assistants who have contact with study participants must be male (same gender as study participants). Responsibilities will vary depending on the student's interests, availability, skills, and other logistical requirements of the study. The following are areas where student help is needed: 1. Recruit Participants • Prepare and post ads/flyers for subject recruitment • Schedule subjects • Prepare subject materials • Conduct follow-up telephone screening of subjects • Enter screening information into a screening and tracking database • Prepare and send participant correspondence • Provide verbal (telephone) descriptions of the study 2. Assist with Project Administration • Prepare human subjects application materials • Research and manage library materials • Provide input into study design • Conduct background research and literature reviews • Program Qualtrics software with study materials • Monitor online data collection and track participant completion status • Conduct basic descriptive analyses of the data (basic knowledge of SPSS preferred but not required) 3. Conduct Experiments • Only 499s who have at least one quarter experience working with the project and have displayed exceptional capability will be eligible to conduct experiments. • This task requires extensive training (including Human Subjects Certification) and a longer term commitment.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Students must be available to work M-F normal business hours. Occasional evening or weekend shifts will be available according to the needs of the study.
Student commitment: Minimum 2 quarters of 2-3 credits each quarter. 3 quarters preferred.

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
5 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data 30 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
5 % library research 40 % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    10 % recruiting subjects    

Other:All students will be required to complete the CITI online human subjects training certification course prior to having any contact with potential participants. This training will be done as a part of the 499 commitment unless the student has already received certification.

Skills / Experience Preferred

Psych 209 preferred. Familiarity with Excel, SPSS, and Qualtrics desired.