Undergraduate Research Assistants

Interested in joining the lab as a Research Assistant (RA) or doing an independent study project for course credit? 

Please complete our online application form. 

See below for more information about typical RA responsibilities and application criteria.


We wouldn’t be able to do any of our research without the help of dedicated undergraduate students who work as Research Assistants (RA’s). Each semester, we have about 12-15 RA’s in the lab who are involved in many different aspects of the studies we run. 

Typical responsibilities include running experimental sessions, phone/email recruitment of experimental participants, debriefing participants about the purpose of our research, acting out a role in an experimental paradigm, data entry, data analysis, and training in ethical research. We require a 9 – 10 hour a week time commitment, but all of this is hands-on activity. Because most of the work is done Mon – Fri between 9 and 6 pm., we look for people with flexible daytime schedules.

The strongest applicants are those who are 2nd or 3rd year students interested in more than one semester working in the lab, who have flexible daytime schedules, have at least a B average, and are interested in going to graduate school. However, because these aren’t the only criteria we use, you are encouraged to apply even if you don’t fit this exact profile.

If you'd like to get involved, please submit an online application form.