Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Culture Collaboratory

This project was expired on 12/31/2016


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Adriana Germano
Email: agermano@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Department: Social Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Once per week

Direct supervisor of students:

Dr. Stephanie Fryberg
Supervisor Title: Associate Professor of Psychology and American Indian Studies
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Our lab focuses on how social representation of race, culture and social class influence the development of self, psychological well-being, and educational attainment, with a particular focus on first-generation college students and racial ethnic minorities (i.e., Native Americans, Latinos, and African Americans). Specifically, we will investigate the influence of cultural contexts upon an individual’s response to difficult or burdensome situations and their influence on intergroup relations. Our aim is to understand the variation of responses to better inform communities at large about cultural sensitivities in the wake of dealing with burdensome situations. We strive to give Research Assistants a variety of tasks throughout the quarter to ensure an accumulation of diverse learning experiences; these tasks may include, but not limited to: data entry, data checking, qualitative coding, literature review searches, organizing documents and files, creating surveys, and running experiments in the lab.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: General building hours, 7am-530pm
Student commitment: Minimum of 3 credits (9 hours) per quarter for 2 quarters.

499 Responsibilities

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


Skills / Experience Preferred