Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project RISE (Regulation, Intoxication, and Sexual Experiences)

This project was expired on 12/01/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Lizzie Neilson
Telephone: (313) 408-2928

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: William George
Department: Psychology (Adult Clinical)
Office: Seattle
Telephone: (206) 543-6792

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Lizzie Neilson
Supervisor Title: Principal Investigator and Doctoral Candidate
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Project RISE is looking for male-identified, undergraduate research assistants for a study examining the role of emotional arousal and regulatory processes and alcohol use on male-female sexual relationships, particularly sexual aggression. The study will utilize an alcohol administration format and physiological measures to examine how men’s emotion regulation (i.e., ability to modulate and regulate emotions) may be linked with alcohol-involved sexual aggression perpetration. 499s will be trained in the ethical administration of alcohol to participants, as well as utilization of psychophysiological measures. They will receive excellent mentorship from an advanced psychology graduate student, with multiple opportunities for professional development, including the graduate school application process.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3-4
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Participants will be scheduled for at least a 6 hour laboratory session due to the alcohol administration component. 499s will ideally be available to work a shift between 9 to 5pm. Preference will be given to 499s who are available for early evening times (~6pm) and weekends.
Student commitment: Minimum of one quarter commitment

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 15 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 70 % running subjects % histology
5 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    10 % recruiting subjects    

Other:-To maximize participant ability to honestly answer questions regarding sexual aggression perpetration against women, all 499 students must be male-identified

Skills / Experience Preferred

-Psychology coursework, 209 preferred -Familiarity with psychophysiological measures preferred, not necessary