Dr. Findley-Van Nostrand, a new faculty member in the Department of Psychology, is looking for research assistants to begin in the Fall semester.
Research topics in the lab will include:
- peer relationships from early adolescence through young adulthood
- development of social behaviors (aggression, prosociality, withdrawal), social motivation, and status among peers
- the self and personality in relation to social behaviors and social-emotional adjustment
- the role of social experiences in academic persistence and motivation (especially in STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math fields)
Looking for students who…
- are hard working
- are motivated
- share some level of interest in the above topics
- of any class level (Freshman-Senior)
- have some experience with statistics and methods and familiarity with SPSS and Microsoft Office (preferred, not necessary)
Students in the lab can expect to work on a variety of tasks related to the research process, with potential for increased involvement. For instance, research assistants may work on any combination of data entry/coding, data analysis, literature reviews, study design, and data collection (in-lab and community-based studies most likely in local schools).
For questions or an application, email Dr. Findley-Van Nostrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.