Dr. Stacy Wetmore, a new faculty member in the Department of Psychology, is recruiting student research assistants to start in the fall.
The research conducted in the lab will focus on:
- Intersections between cognition and the legal system
- Factors that influence eyewitness identification accuracy and confidence
- Underlying processes of memory for recognizing faces
- Examining the perceptions of cooperating witnesses (including jailhouse informants and accomplice witnesses)
- Examining and understanding the safeguards that are in place to help jurors evaluate cooperating witnesses
Looking for research assistants who:
- Are conscientious and self-motivated
- Are able to juggle a variety of tasks at once
- Are intellectually curious (ideally with knowledge of cognitive psychology)
- Share some level of interest in the above topics
- Are familiar with MS Office/Google Docs
- Have some familiarity with research methods and statistics (preferred, not required)
Research assistants will be involved with many aspects of the research process, including developing experimental materials (e.g., mock crime videos and mugshots), data collection (in and outside of the lab), data entry, and literature reviews. Highly motivated students will have opportunities for more involvement in study design, statistical analysis, and other more advanced aspects of the research process.
Interested students from all class years are encouraged to contact Dr. Wetmore for an application (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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