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
Attention and Visual Recognition Cognition and Perception
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
Developing Social Media to Recruit Research Subjects Developmental
Drought Game, Tornado Game, School Closure Cognition and Perception
Early Social Cognition Developmental
Environmental Enrichment of Laboratory Monkeys Animal Behavior
Estes Labs (Autism - Early Intervention) Child Clinical
Families Together study of evidence-based parenting program with families reunified after a foster care placement. Social and Personality
Family Adjustment and Child Emotion Development Child 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
Individual Differences in Cognitive Performance and Behaviors Cognition and Perception
Individualizing Incentives to Maximize Recovery Adult Clinical
Lengua Lab – New Moms Connect Project Infant-Parent Interaction Coder Child Clinical
Looking for an undergraduate to help lead a large-scale psychology replication study Developmental
Momentary assessment of adolescent emotions, coping, impulsivity, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Child Clinical
Motivating Campus Change Study Adult Clinical
Peer Relationships and Psychosocial Adjustment Among Adolescents with Cancer Child Clinical
Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS) Adult Clinical
Project PHARM (Personalized Health Assessment Related to Medications) Adult Clinical
Project SAM (Study of Alcohol and Marijuana) Social and Personality
Project Self Adult Clinical
Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic) Database Adult Clinical
Quality Assurance Study for the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at Harborview Medical Center Adult Clinical
SEACAP Parenting Program Study Child Clinical
Social Cognition in Infants Developmental
Social Identity Lab Social and Personality
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality
Stress and Coping Social and Personality
Teaching Awareness, Courage, and Love to Improve Social Connection Adult Clinical
The development of persistence in infancy and toddlerhood  Developmental
The Investigation of Genetic Exome Research (TIGER) Developmental
The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center Developmental
Zeroing in on the Examination of Brain and Behavior Research in Autism (ZEBRA) Developmental