Dear Honors College students:
I'm looking for a couple of student research assistants for my lab this fall. You'll work on one of two projects. For example, in one study, we will be examining jurors’ perceptions of animal abuse cases that are tried in the legal system. In another project, we need assistants to help with research for a book we are writing on interesting cases of crime that involve children as victims or as perpetrators. You would be researching actual cases and research that could be used to explain what happened in the case.
You would join an active laboratory with other undergraduate and graduate research assistants under my and my doctoral students' supervision. You’ll be expected to participate in various aspects of the work and to attend bi-weekly lab meetings. The work involves helping to conduct experimental sessions, preparing materials for sessions, data entry using the SPSS program, verifying data that has been entered, literature searching, filing data, etc. We train you for all tasks.
This experience will allow you to understand what research in psychology is all about, and help you decide whether you might like to pursue it later in your career. If research is for you, then this experience will prepare you for graduate school, but even if you aren't interested in graduate school, you will learn many generalizable skills and meet other researchers who can give you valuable advice.
Requirements: I am looking for smart, flexible, committed students who want to learn about research in the field of psychology, especially psychology and law. You need to commit to at least 6 hours per week (2 credits of PSCH 396 plus Hon 222 and 225) with preference given to those who can do 9 hours each week (3 credits of PSCH 396 plus Hon 222 and 225).
You must be very reliable, very committed to scholarship, and very congenial in a teamwork situation.
If interested, fill out the attached application and send it to me at email@example.com.