Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

NEW Moms Connect Study

This project was expired on 01/10/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Dannielle Whiley
Telephone: (401) 699-4623

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Liliana Lengua
Department: Child Clinical Psychology
Office: Guthrie 231
Telephone: (206) 543-5655

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Professor Lengua will interact with 499 students during the normal operation of the project. One on one meetings can be arranged if needed.

Direct supervisor of students:

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

Short Project Description

Professor Liliana Lengua and The Center for Child and Family Well-being are developing three programs aimed at supporting low-income pregnant women and new moms by bringing together the best of evidence based practices for stress-management and parenting. Undergraduate research assistants will receive training in all aspects of running a research study with human participants. Students will have the opportunity to conduct structured assessments with expecting and new mothers, act as observers by coding mother and infant interactions, learn data entry and management skills, and administer physiological measures to both mothers and infants. An interview will be required of all applicants.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6-9 hours
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Students must have availability during business hours (M-F 9-5pm.) Assessments are scheduled based on participant availability and are most often weekday afternoons. Some evening and weekends assessments may also be available.
Student commitment: 3 quarters preferred, minimum 2 required, including summer Interviews will be held in early December. Students must be available for a full day training on Saturday, January 6th.

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
40 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
10 % database management 33 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
10 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
0 % library research 33 % running subjects 0 % histology
40 % data collection 33 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    0 % recruiting subjects    

Other:All students will be required to complete the CITI online human subjects training certification course prior to having any contact with potential participants. This training will be done as a part of the 499 commitment unless the student has already received certification.

Skills / Experience Preferred

Highly attentive to detail • Interest in learning all aspects of research • Ability to work independently and responsibly • Strong organizational skills • Previous psychology coursework is helpful but not required • Students with experience working with infants, children, and families are encouraged to apply