Volunteer RA for Work Study Student or for Course Credit
Social and Health Psychology
Drs. Greg Walton , Geoff Cohen, & Omid Fotuhi
Research Area: Social psychology/Health psychology: The social psychology lab will be conducting research on psychological well-being and psychological resilience through a series of online studies, in-lab experiments, and community sample studies. Current areas of interest include psychological interventions, experiential data collection, and health behaviour. Students interested in Social Psychology and Health Psychology will have the opportunity to work with graduate students on innovative research projects in psychological interventions. This allows students to be deeply involved in a project and gain a solid understanding of process of designing and conducting a study.
Duties: We are looking for Research Assistants to assist in recruiting and contacting research participants; running experiments; HTML programming; managing web-based studies; coding and entering data; preparing materials for studies; and conducting or organizing literature research. RAs will meet with the graduate students on a regular basis to discuss the progress of the study, and collaborate in the design of future studies. Students wanting to complete a work study program, or getting course credit are invited to apply. An average of 5 to 10 hours a week can be expected.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be well organized, have an interest in psychological research, able to work independently, and keen to learn. Past research experience and computer skills are preferred but not required.
How to apply: Please submit: (1) Resume; (2) Unofficial transcript; and, (3) a cover letter. Please send these three documents, along with any questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 650-669-7550.