Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Daily

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Katja Waldron
Telephone: (206) 685-4510
Email: kwal2@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Mary Larimer
Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Office: 45th St Plaza - 312
Telephone: (206) 543-3513
Email: larimer@uw.edu

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Several times per quarter - as needed

Direct supervisor of students:

Anne Fairlie and Katja Waldron
Supervisor Title: Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This research study will utilize a longitudinal design using daily web-based surveys across two academic quarters to evaluate alcohol use in 18-24 year old college students. Prior to study launch, research assistants would provide helpful contribution to successfully prepare written materials and online surveys. Post-launch, assistants will help schedule participants, keep up retention numbers, and run in-person sessions. Duties would include preparing assessment materials, assisting with survey testing, conducting literature searches on relevant topics, contacting participants, scheduling participants, running participant sessions, and other administrative/clerical tasks.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6 hours
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Preferred in-lab times between 9:00am and 5:00pm, some weekends and evenings possible
Student commitment: Two quarters preferred

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
10 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
10 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
0 % encoding data 30 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
10 % library research 20 % running subjects 0 % histology
20 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    0 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Students interested in alcohol/substance use research, and other health behaviors – Students comfortable spending time interacting with participants in person and on the phone – 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 ***Interview required for this 499***