Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Gender Double Standard of Aging

This project was expired on 06/10/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Alicia Shen
Telephone: (206) 673-6883

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Yuichi Shoda
Department: Psychology
Office: Guthrie 237
Telephone: (206) 543-2318

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Alicia Shen
Supervisor Title: Ph.D Candidate
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

We are recruiting motivated junior and senior students to aid in the investigation of the effects of gender and age on how individuals are perceived. While there has been plenty anecdotal evidence suggesting that aging might have a more negative influence on perceptions of females as compared to males, few empirical research has been done to empirically investigate this phenomenon. In this project, you will be helping with stimulus selection and editing (e.g. face morphing), data collection, and reading and discussing paper/results. Typical commitments are 2-3 credits per quarter, with a two-quarter minimum. We especially encourage students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in cognitive psychology or social psychology to apply.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes

499 Responsibilities

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

Other:Stimulus collection/editing

Skills / Experience Preferred

Familiarity with photo editing software