Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Stereotypes, Identity and Belonging Lab (SIBL)

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Jovani Azpeitia

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Weekly

Direct supervisor of students:

Jovani Azpeitia
Supervisor Title: Research Study Coordinator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?

Short Project Description

Our lab examines how racial and gender-related stereotypes can affect people’s sense of belonging to social groups. We are running several interesting studies in the lab and are currently looking for 499s to help run subjects, conduct literature reviews, assist in manuscript preparation, and assist with data. This is an interactive lab, so all 499s will get a chance to work closely with the faculty advisor (Dr. Sapna Cheryan). Typically, RAs in this lab learn how to run studies, analyze data in Excel and SPSS, and program studies in Qualtrics.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: At least two 3 hour shifts per week; Weekly 1 hour lab meeting
Student commitment: At least 2 quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
20 % data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management 5 % interview subjects % animal observation
10 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
10 % library research 45 % running subjects % histology
5 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
5 % recruiting subjects


Skills / Experience Preferred

Being organized, timely and detail-oriented is a must. No previous research experience is required to apply. This lab regularly conducts many studies, so it is a great opportunity for students interested in graduate school! Interested students can apply here: