CPSY 4994 (undergraduate directed research) opportunities

Each semester we seek undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) to participate in our lab for directed research credit (CPSY 4994) or, occasionally, as volunteers. We’d love to consider you for our team!

Undergraduate directed research description:

  • Undergraduate research assistants usually assist in participant recruitment (adults and children ages 7 months – 17 years), behavioral testing, administration of questionnaires to families, and data entry.
  • Opportunities may arise to assist with behavioral and standardized data analysis, and reporting of the results to the participating families and the scientific community.
  • Students may also be exposed to processes involved in the collection and analysis of neuroimaging data from EEG and/or MRI techniques with adult and child participants.

Undergraduate requirements:

  • Undergraduate students usually get involved by serving as research assistants for course credit (Child Psychology 4994: Directed Research) or by volunteering
  • Students should have taken/be enrolled for at least one undergraduate course in one of the following domains: Child Psychology or Developmental Psychology, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Neuroscience.
  • A strong interest in developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or cognitive psychology is preferred.
  • Due to the training that we provide to all new undergraduates, preference is also given to students who are interested in volunteering/directed research for more than one semester (i.e. two semesters or one semester plus a summer session).

How to apply

Undergraduates interested in joining the CDN Lab may fill out and submit the online undergraduate form. This link will take you to a secure survey to submit your information. The survey will open in a new window, and you can simply close it when you are done.