Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Women's Alcohol Use and Sexual Health (WASH)

This project was expired on 07/30/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Liz Bird

Faculty Information

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

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Liz Bird, M.S.
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, sex-related distress, and alcohol use prior to sexual activity. The study is entirely online and participants fill out three surveys spread out over three months (baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks). First year college women are contacted online to participate in the study if they meet eligibility criteria, which will be assessed through the Psychology Screening Survey. The following areas are where study help is needed: 1) participant tracking (helping to maintain our database regarding participant survey completion); 2) participant retention (e.g., making phone calls or sending emails or text messages to participants reminding them of surveys, assistant participants with issues taking surveys); and 3) assisting with project administration (e.g., manage library materials, conduct 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 each day during normal business hours as opposed to one full day per week.
Student commitment: Summer 2018 commitment (possible Fall and Winter 2018/2019 opportunity)

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
10 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
40 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
0 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
10 % library research 0 % running subjects 0 % histology
20 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    20 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

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