Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

If you are interested in earning academic (Psych 499) credit for working in a lab, follow these steps:

  1. Check the opportunities listed in the table below or check a faculty list to find someone whose interests match yours.
  2. Contact the researcher(s) you've identified. Discuss the project and the work you would be doing, and decide how many credits you would like to receive (3 credits = 9 hours/week, 2 credits = 6 hours/week, 1 credit = 3 hours/week).
  3. Get a registration permission card from the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and have the faculty person sign the card and give you a copy of the syllabus.
  4. Take the signed card and project syllabus to the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and exchange it for your entry code.
  5. Register for your 499, for the proper amount of credits.

Current Research Opportunities

Interested in working with a faculty member or graduate student on a research project? The following projects are recruiting undergraduates to help out in their labs.

If you are a Psychology graduate student, staff or faculty member and you would like to update your Psych 499 posting or add a new Psych 499 opportunity, please contact Carrie Perrin in Psychology Undergraduate Advising at 206-543-2698 or at cyoung@u.washington.edu.

Project Title Area
Alcohol and Women's Emotions and Behaviors Adult Clinical
Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) Child Clinical
Child Development Research in a Science Museum – Living Laboratory Developmental
Clinical Assessment and Outcomes in Psychological Treatment Adult Clinical
Clinical Outcome Studies with Suicidal Participants Adult Clinical
Cognition in Western Scrub-Jays Animal Behavior
DBHR (Washington Young Adult Health Survey) Adult Clinical
Developing Social Media to Recruit Research Subjects Developmental
Drought Game, Tornado Game, School Closure Cognition and Perception
Early Autism Detection and Intervention Child Clinical
Early Social Cognition Developmental
Early Social-Emotional Development Developmental
Early Understanding of Race and Social Status Developmental
Electrophysiology of Language Learning Cognition and Perception
Environmental Enrichment of Laboratory Monkeys Animal Behavior
Estes Labs (Autism - Early Intervention) Child Clinical
Evaluation of Wraparound Fidelity Child Clinical
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Health and Neurobehavior Adult Clinical
GABA and Behavior in Autism (GABA) Behavioral Neuroscience
Gender differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder Child Clinical
Global Behavioral Research with Minority Populations Adult Clinical
Growth & Behavioral Development in Macaque Monkeys Developmental
Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center - working with homeless individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life Adult Clinical
Implementing and Evaluating Routine Outcome Monitoring with Diverse Youth and Families in Outpatient Specialty Mental Health Services Child Clinical
Infant Social Cognition - Coding Behavioral Data and Facial Expressions Developmental
Intergenerational Transfer of Beliefs About Math Developmental
Mood, Impulsivity, and Substance Use in Young Adults Child Clinical
NEW Moms Connect Study - Fall 2018 Child Clinical
Project BRITE (Brief Restructuring Intervention Following Trauma Exposure) Adult Clinical
Project RISE (Regulation, Intoxication, and Sexual Experiences) Adult Clinical
Project Self Adult Clinical
Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic) Database Adult Clinical
School Social Environment Study Child Clinical
SEACAP Parenting Program Study Child Clinical
Seattle Educare Implementation Study Developmental
Short Term Exposure for PTSD (Project STEP) Adult Clinical
Social Cognition in Infants Developmental
Social Identity Lab Social and Personality
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality
Still Can't Get It Out Of My Mind Adult Clinical
Stress and Coping Social and Personality
The APT Study Adult Clinical
The Culture Collaboratory Social and Personality
The Investigation of Genetic Exome Research (TIGER) Developmental
The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center Developmental
Tribal Colleges and Universities Cultural Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Intervention Adult Clinical
Zeroing in on the Examination of Brain and Behavior Research in Autism (ZEBRA) Developmental