Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Impact of Statements about Race

This project was expired on 01/12/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Karen Chang
Telephone: (408) 561-9137
Email: kchang3@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Department: Social Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Karen Chang
Supervisor Title: Graduate Student
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Beliefs about how society should address racial diversity have become part of everyday conversation. In this research, we investigate how various statements expressing beliefs about the role of race in society impact the people who hear them. We are looking for motivated and conscientious research assistants, who are interested in the topic of diversity, and who are interested in taking on a more involved role in the research process. Research assistants must be reliable, and comfortable working independently. Research assistants must commit to at least 2 quarters. Research assistants must have taken Psych 209. Completion of Psych 315 and 334 are a plus.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Student commitment: at least 2 quarters

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
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 60 % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    10 % recruiting subjects    

Other:15% preparing study materials 5% meetings

Skills / Experience Preferred

Psych 209 (required), Psych 315 and Psych 334 (preferred) - Research methods, managing data, high attention to detail, comfortable working independently