Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Drought Game, Tornado Game, School Closure

This project was expired on 12/07/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Raoni Demnitz

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Susan Joslyn
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: Guthrie 209
Telephone: (206) 616-7183

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Varies

Direct supervisor of students:

Raoni Demnitz
Supervisor Title: Graduate Student
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Our projects focus on how different communication strategies influence people's risk perceptions, decisions, and opinions in different domains. Studies coming out of our lab add to our understanding of how people make judgments and decisions under risk and may have practical implications in the real world. Undergrads working as research assistants in our lab get to witness first-hand how research is conducted from the early phases of designing experiments to answer research questions to the final phases of presenting data to an audience. Research assistants are mostly involved in data collection, data entry, and assisting graduate students in data analyses. Higher level research assistants who are motivated are granted opportunities to take on more responsibilities that might culminate in an independent project. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: NA

499 Responsibilities

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


Skills / Experience Preferred

Excel SPSS