Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Social Identity Lab

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Jonathan Gallegos

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? By appointment

Direct supervisor of students:

Jonathan Gallegos, Adam Smiley, Bryn Bandt-Law, Jessica Glazier
Supervisor Title: Postdoctoral fellow and graduate students
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?

Short Project Description

Are you interested in how social processes like prejudice, stigma, and identities are related to real-world outcomes like health, activism, and the law? The Social Identity Lab is looking for highly motivated students interested in getting "hands-on" research experience outside of the classroom. No experience is necessary, but familiarity or a willingness to learn more about the research process are encouraged. This is a great opportunity for students interested in graduate school and/or careers in psychology. Primary duties will entail data entry, textual coding, video coding, and running experiments on participants. Research assistants who contribute for several quarters will have the opportunity to undertake additional responsibilities including study design and statistical analyses. If you're interested in our lab, please visit our lab website below to learn more and complete the application.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: There will be a weekly 1 hour lab meeting, which research assistants are expected to attend.
Student commitment: 2 quarter minimum, 3+ preferred

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
20 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
0 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
5 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
0 % library research 60 % running subjects 0 % histology
5 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
10 % recruiting subjects


Skills / Experience Preferred

Preferred candidates will have an interest in social psychology, able to work alone and in groups, a strong work ethic, a desire to learn about the research process, and completed or currently enrolled in Psych 209.