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    • Recruiting Spring 2019 Research Assistants for the Social Action Lab

      We are a social psychology lab with a focus on attitudes, behavior change, and health applications. Current projects include action vs. inaction goals, how people make decisions, emotional appeals in messages, and changing your life step by step vs. overhauling your life completely.

      We are looking for reliable and highly motivated RAs for the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with participants, organize studies, review materials, and learn about the theory and methodology behind our research. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      More information: https://www.socialactionlab.org/  

      Contact us: socialactionlab@gmail.com  

      Online application: https://uiuc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6s8YqiwbIUTEUtL

      Published Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:30:00 CST

    • Spring 2019 Research Assistants needed for Prof. Minkyung Koo in Marketing

      The psychology and marketing lab, led by Dr. Minkyung Koo, seeks a motivated, curious, and meticulous undergraduate student for the Spring Semester (2019). Our research focuses on understanding psychological processes behind consumer behavior and decision making. Students will have an opportunity to participate in all phases of research on this topic, including conducting lab experiments and field studies with consumers in natural settings as well coding and finding study materials. A current graduate research assistant will guide you through the whole process step by step.

      We prefer that students commit to work with us in exchange for independent study credit (2 credits at 6 hours a week) and an invaluable research experience. In addition, we also prefer students that can commit for more than one semester. Credit is available in BA199. This is great experience for students who are thinking about graduate school in psychology and/or business. 

      If you are interested in applying, please send an email including your CV/resume and answers to the questions below by January 7, 2019 to Hyewon Oh (hoh28@illinois.edu). Applications submitted after January will still be considered but the position will not be guaranteed.

      1. Why are you interested in this position?

      2. Are you interested in pursuing PhD?

      3. Have you worked as a research assistant before? If so, please describe your work experience briefly.

      4. If you have any references we can check upon, please list them.

       

      Published Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:15:00 CST

    • Spring 2019 Research Assistants for an Online Twin Study

      Dr. Jaime Derringer is recruiting undergrad RAs for Spring 2019, to help set up a new online twin study.

      Psyc 290 Research Assistants will: obtain ethics and HIPAA training certificates, organize IRB applications, set up study materials in RedCap and Qualtrics, assist in setting up and maintaining a participant-facing study website, and write summaries of recent research suitable for blog and/or twitter content targeted at participant recruitment.

      Additional information: http://derringerlab.org/

      Online application: https://illinoislas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K0IvbsOSG0zGAZ

      Published Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:45:00 CST

    • Spring 2019 Research Assistants -- Participant Running for Early Math Learning Project Team

      We're looking for undergraduate research assistants to run participants, organize data collection, transcribe videos and and other lab tasks for the Early Math Learning Project

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to gain valuble research experience in our hands-on lab. Our current project is interested in how math skills develop in the early elementary school years and the roles that parents play in this. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      If you are interested in applying, please contact the Project Coordinator, Katerina Newman, at kenewma2@illinois.edu. More information available at http://pomerantzlab.web.illinois.edu/ 

      Published Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:45:00 CST

    • Spring 2019 Undergraduate Assistants needed for the Language Acquisition Lab

      The LA Lab (Language Acquisition Lab) is seeking undergraduate research assistants to help with our research in Spring 2019. Our research explores how children learn words and learn to understand sentences in their native language. We work with children between about 1 and 6 years of age. If you have an interest in language and in early development, this may be the lab for you.

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to assist with all aspects of the research, including testing children and adults in experiments, coding children's visual fixations in 'preferential looking' comprehension tasks, transcribing and coding children's speech in language production tasks, and learning to run studies using an automatic eye-tracker. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      If you are interested in applying, please go to our website (http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/lalab/) and click on the "For Students" tab to find an application form. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Cynthia Fisher (clfishe@illinois.edu).

      Published Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:45:00 CST

    • Spring 2019 Research Assistants - Behavioral Coding for The Early Math Learning Project

      We're looking for undergraduate research assistants to help with our coding project in Spring 2019 and gain valuable research experience. 

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to code video recordings of parent-child interactions. The goal is to examine parents' behaviors while they paly a math game with their 1st or 2nd grader. Students must be responsible, thoughtful and meticulous. PSYC 290 credit is available. Minimum GPA requirement to apply: 3.0

      Application can be found at http://pomerantzlab.web.illinois.edu/joinus.html. Please e-mail your application to Diana Oh, doh11@illinois.edu

       

      Published Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:45:00 CST

    • Recruiting Fall 2018 Research Assistants for the Social Action Lab

      We are a social psychology lab with a focus on attitudes, behavior change, and health applications. Current projects include action vs. inaction goals, emotional appeals in messages, and changing your life step by step vs. overhauling your life completely.

      We are looking for reliable and highly motivated RAs for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with participants, organize studies, review materials, and learn about the theory and methodology behind our research. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      More information: https://www.socialactionlab.org/ 
      Contact us: socialactionlab@gmail.com 
      Online application: https://illinoislas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o5WnrtKoXb9l5z  

      Published Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:15:00 CDT

    • Fall 2018 Research Assistants needed for Early Math Learning Project

      The Center for Parent-Child Studies is seeking undergraduate research assistants to help with our research in Fall 2018 and gain valuable research experience. Our current project is interested in how math skills develop in the early elementary school years and the roles that parents play in this.

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with parents and child to run participants through the lab, recruit and schedule families, organize data collection, code video recordings and more. Students must be responsible, thoughtful and enthusiastic. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      If you are interested in applying, please contact the Project Coordinator, Katerina Newman, at kenewma2@illinois.edu.

      Published Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:30:00 CDT

    • Fall 2018 Undergraduate Assistants needed for the Language Acquisition Lab

      The LA Lab (Language Acquisition Lab) is seeking undergraduate research assistants to help with our research in Fall 2018. Our research explores how children learn words and learn to understand sentences in their native language. We work with children between about 1 and 6 years of age. If you have an interest in language and in early development, this may be the lab for you.

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to assist with all aspects of the research, including testing children and adults in experiments, coding children's visual fixations in 'preferential looking' comprehension tasks, transcribing and coding children's speech in language production tasks, and learning to run studies using an automatic eye-tracker. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      If you are interested in applying, please go to our website (http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/lalab/) and click on the "For Students" tab to find an application form. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Cynthia Fisher (clfishe@illinois.edu).

      Published Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:30:00 CDT

    • Summer 2018 Research Assistants Needed for the TACoS Study!

      The TACoS (Transdiagnostic Affective & Cognitive Systems) Study is seeking undergraduate research assistants to assist with our research study starting for this Summer semester. Our study seeks to understand emotion and behavior in adults with a history of substance abuse and/or aggression.

      Research assistants will have the opportunity to assist with screening and scheduling eligible participants, code diagnostic interviews, and run participants in the lab. This study provides undergraduate students with unique opportunities to gain exposure to diagnostic clinical interviews, work with a clinical population, administer cognitive tasks, learn various aspects of EEG methodology (including capping participants). This opportunity may be especially useful for students interested in pursuing clinical psychology. PSYC 290 credit is available.

      If you are interested in applying, please contact Michelle Naese (tacos-study@illinois.edu).

      Published Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:15:00 CDT

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