Psychology

College of Natural Sciences

Research Assistants

Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed.

The major purpose for undergraduate research is to provide an opportunity for qualified undergraduates to obtain firsthand, supervised research experiences in psychology. Students may assist professors and/or graduate students with a research project by helping to prepare the study, collect data, and/or enter data into computers.

Students can obtain pass/fail elective credit for their assistance if desired, or they can serve as a research assistant voluntarily. Whichever option is selected, obtaining research experience can be a valuable asset when applying for graduate school or jobs after graduation.

Please read each project description carefully, and contact the professor or graduate student listed for further information.


Project: Children's Participation and Environment Research Lab (CPERL) through the Occupational Therapy Department at CSU

Date Posted: 4/14/2014
Description: We are seeking a reliable, trustworthy, flexible, and team-oriented person to join the Children’s Participation and Environment Research Laboratory (CPERL) as a summer intern/research assistant. We are interested in hiring someone who is interested in a career involving children with disabilities and their families and someone who values the opportunity to obtain a mentored research experience to enhance their professional growth. CPERL is invested in mentored and collaborative research projects directed at improving how to understand childhood disability and empower parents with tools to design solutions to promote their child’s health in activities of everyday life.
Duties: The CPERL intern/research assistant will work 8-10 hours per week from June 2nd – August 15th and participate in the following activities: - Help recruit diverse parents of children 12-17 years for an ongoing mixed methods study. - Assist with transcription and coding of phone interviews and data management tasks for two ongoing studies. - Help with IRB applications and amendments for multiple projects as needed - Conduct systematic literature searches and help complete an Endnote library for our lab
Minimum requirements: - Strong background and/or interest in working with children with disabilities - Prior experience with conducting systematic literature reviews and managing literature using EndNote/Papers software or learning new software to complete a project - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail that can be applied to the management of data - Strong oral and written communication skills - Word processing skills (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Research assistant positions open: 1-2
Contact info: To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references as attachments to CPERL Director, Mary Khetani, at Mary.Khetani@colostate.edu.
Additional information: $500.00 stipend to be paid upon completion of the 12-week internship/research assistantship. The student will also have the option of earning up to 2 HDFS research credits for additional hours worked during the summer months.
Application Instructions: Email or call the contact for this project.
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


Project: Dr. Witt's Action-Specific Perception Lab

Date Posted: 4/14/2014
Description: The research done in this lab examines how a person's ability to act influences perception. For example, baseball players who are hitting well see the ball as bigger. Similarly, hills look steeper and distances look farther to perceivers who are fatigued, overweight, or out of shape. This research demonstrates that what you see is not just determined by optical information received by the eye, but also by the perceiver's intentions and abilities. We study this phenomenon in college students, athletes, and people in the community.
Duties: Primary duties include data collection. Students will have the opportunity to work with participants from the Psychology Pool, as well as to recruit people from the community and from athletic venues (gyms, ski mountains, rock climbing areas). Other duties may include stimulus preparation, data coding and analysis, and lab organization. Students will attend a weekly lab meeting to discuss the research.
Minimum requirements: Students must be reliable, conscientious, and self-motivated. A GPA of 3.2 or greater is preferred, but we will consider students with lower GPAs who are highly motivated & have other indicators of potential to succeed in our lab. Students must also be willing to work 9 hours/week.
Research assistant positions open: We have two openings for the fall semester
Contact info: Dr. Witt - Jessica.Witt@colostate.edu
Application Instructions: Please email Dr. Witt the following information: Name; Email; Yr. in School; Major(s); GPA; Major GPA; # of hrs. you're willing to work/week; Days & Hrs. you're available to work; Your Research Interests; and Your Post-Graduation Plans.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Project: Memory Metacognition, and Study Strategies

Date Posted: 4/14/2014
Description: Studies in this lab focus on examining memory, factors influencing memory performance, metacognition, and study strategies.
Duties: Research assistants will collect data and participate in weekly lab meetings.
Minimum requirements: A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required, as is a commitment to the lab for a minimum of two semesters. Applicants must be reliable, responsible, willing to work 6-9 hours per week, and plan to go on to some type of post-graduate study (i.e. grad school, med school, law school, etc.). For individuals who are relatively new to the major, we have a strong preference for prior exposure to cognition. This could be through PSY 252, PSY 352, PSY 452, or a specialty course that covers topics in Cognition (e.g., our study skills course).
Research assistant positions open: 4-8 positions are currently available.
Contact info: Sarah DeLozier: sarah.delozier@colostate.edu
Application Instructions: Email Sarah DeLozier your CV/resume, including your student ID#.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Project: The use of video games to predispose transfer of training

Date Posted: 4/18/2014
Description: The lead researcher will be working on designing and deploying a video game experiment. This will include running participants through a video game phase, a trianing phase, then a test-taking phase.
Duties: Students will be involved in meetings discussing and planning the experiement. Students will also be directly involved with running the experiments, gathering data, managing data, reviewing and summarizing information, and other administrative tasks as needed.
Minimum requirements: Preference will be given to students with an interest in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Students preferred with a 3.0 or higher GPA and those who have completed research methods courses.
Research assistant positions open: 3-5 positions are available based on the availability and time commitment of the students involved.
Contact info: If interested in applying, please email the lead researcher Diana Sanchez (SanchezDianaR@gmail.com) and include an explanation of why you would like to be involved, your GPA, and any research experience you have.
Additional information: Fall 2014 position
Application Instructions: Email or call the contact for this project.
Application Deadline: Please apply before August 31st although applicants will be considered again in September and January for additional phases of the project.


Project: Technology use within Organizations - summer position!

Date Posted: 4/18/2014
Description: The lead researcher will be working on several projects over the summer involving different ways technology is integrated into organizations. This will include looking at live training simulations in the medical field, computer clicking behaviors, and using video games to facilitate training within an organization.
Duties: Students primary duties will include reviewing and summarizing applicable research, reviewing and coding behaviors in simulations, discussing and planning the design of a video game experiment, organizing and cleaning data, reviewing and editing documents, and other administrative tasks as needed.
Minimum requirements: Preference will be given to students with a 3.0 or higher GPA and those who have completed research methods courses.
Research assistant positions open: 1-3 positions are open based on the availability and time commitment of the students involved.
Contact info: If interested in applying, please email the lead researcher Diana Sanchez (SanchezDianaR@gmail.com) and include an explanation of why you would like to be involved, your GPA, and any research experience you have.
Application Instructions: Email or call the contact for this project.
Application Deadline: Please apply before May 31st.


Project: Colorado Family Education Resources and Training - Parenting Matters Initiative

Date Posted: 4/10/2014
Description: CFERT is a community-based program at CSU that provides and evaluates multiple parenting education programs across Colorado.
Duties: Thee project is looking for a student who can help create surveys and materials as well as enter data. The student may also gain additional experience in literature searching and conference presentation, if desired. No past skill in research needed.
Minimum requirements: 2.5gpa or above and completed psy 250 with a C or above
Research assistant positions open: 2 openings
Contact info: Juliana Rosa - jdrosa@colostate.edu or (970) 691-0779
Application Instructions: Call or email Juliana for more information and/or to schedule an interview - jdrosa@rams.colostate.edu or (970) 691-0779
Application Deadline: until filled


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