Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: Stereotypes, Identity and Belonging Lab (SIBL)
  • Faculty Advisor: Sapna Cheryan
  • Department(s): Psychology
  • Area(s): Social and Personality

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: Linh Pham
  • Email: sibl269@gmail.com


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. Typically, RAs in this lab learn how to run studies, analyze data in Excel and SPSS, and program studies in Qualtrics.

Min. number of hours/week student must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must be present/work: During weekly lab meetings with faculty advisor
Student commitment: 2 quarters

Minimum Requirements

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: