Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Transitions: Life Experiences and Transitions Project

This project was expired on 12/31/2016


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Devon Alisa Abdallah
Telephone: (206) 543-9913
Email: abdallah@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Department: Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Devon Alisa Abdallah
Supervisor Title: Project Manager
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Project Transitions is longitudinal study exploring young adults’ life experiences, transitions, and health behaviors. The study involves one participant visit to our local lab and monthly online surveys for 2 years with one additional survey in year 3. Research assistants will play an important role in contacting participants for retention purposes, testing programmed surveys, documentation of study materials, conducting literature searches on relevant topics, and other administrative/clerical tasks.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: flexible
Student commitment: prefer 2 quarter committment

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
% data entry % video taping % animal care
20 % 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    

Other:60% subject retention, 20% miscellaneous tasks

Skills / Experience Preferred

Computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel and SPSS are desirable. Experience using PsycInfo to conduct literature searches is also preferred. 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 - Comfortable working with people and using the telephone for participant retention. If you are interested, please email Devon Alisa Abdallah at abdallah@uw.edu your resume and outline the Psychology courses you have taken. *** Interview required for this 499 ***