Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project SWISH: Student Women's Intoxication and Sexual Histories

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Charlotte Brill
Telephone: (617) 519-5582
Email: cdbrill@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: William George
Department: Psychology
Office: Guthrie Annex 3 - 210
Telephone: (206) 543-6792
Email: bgeorge@uw.edu

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Supervisor Title: Doctoral candidate Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This study evaluates the relationships between women's sexual victimization, victimization disclosure, anxiety, and alcohol use. This study will recruit participants (women who are current undergraduate students) via the Psychology Screening Survey. Participation involves completing one online survey. We are seeking an undergraduate research assistant for the following duties: 1) Tracking participants: helping to maintain our database regarding participant survey completion. 2) Retaining participants: for example, contacting participants regarding their eligibility for the study, to remind them to complete the online survey, or answering questions about the survey or participation. 3) Database management: helping to create a database for study data and import new participants’ responses into said database. 4) Assisting with project administration: for example, conducting background research and literature reviews. Opportunities for poster presentations including UW's Undergraduate Research Symposium will be considered.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Students must be able to work a short period of time M-F during normal business hours as opposed to one full day per week.
Student commitment: Minimum of 2 quarters 2-3 credits each quarter

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
15 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
35 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
% encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
5 % library research 0 % running subjects 0 % histology
25 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    20 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Psych 209 preferred. Familiarity with Excel, SPSS, and Qualtrics desired.