Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Teen Identity Project

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Elliot Wallace
Telephone: (206) 685-4510

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? As needed

Direct supervisor of students:

Elliot Wallace & Jason Ramirez
Supervisor Title: Research Coordinator and Principal Investigator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?

Short Project Description

This research study will utilize a longitudinal design using web-based surveys across six months to evaluate marijuana use and cognitions among 15-18 year olds. Prior to study launch, research assistants would provide helpful contribution to successfully prepare written materials and online surveys. Post-launch, assistants will help screen participants, complete parental consent procedures and keep up retention numbers. Duties would include preparing assessment materials, assisting with survey testing, conducting literature searches on relevant topics, contacting participants and parents, and other administrative/clerical tasks.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Preferred in-lab times between 9:30am and 5:30pm
Student commitment: 2 quarters

499 Responsibilities

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


Skills / Experience Preferred

– Students interested in substance use research and other health behaviors – Students comfortable spending time interacting with participants in person and on the phone – Students who have taken Psych 209 and Psych 315 (or Psych 317/318) are preferred, but those courses are not prerequisite to signing up for this 499 ***Interview required for this 499***