Goals of lab participation
- Be exposed to and become involved in all aspects of one or more research projects.
- Provide a deeper understanding of how stigma contributes to health outcomes and social functioning.
- Gain an appreciation of psychological science methods.
- Reap the benefits of answering a scientific question.
What does lab participation involve?
- Attendance and participation in weekly one-hour lab meetings. The time is determined each semester. For Fall 2023, they are held on Tuesdays at 4:30 to 5:30. You must be able to accommodate this time in your schedule to participate in the lab.
- Completion of assignments for weekly lab meetings, if applicable.
- Participation in a research project, which may include data collection, entering data, coding data, and analyzing data.
- Reading articles in the subject matter of the research project.
What are weekly lab meetings?
The entire lab group meets once a week. Attendance is required. During these meetings, individual members provide brief updates on their weekly activities.
The focus of the meeting is on one of the following:
- discussion of a research article
- student or group of students presenting a research idea to get feedback
- student or group of students presenting results from a study
- miscellaneous professional development activity (e.g., discussion of research ethics, reviewing an article, developing a theory, looking at data)
What is the time commitment?
You will be expected to complete eight (8) hours of lab-related activities per week, per semester. Additionally, attendance at our weekly one-hour lab meeting is mandatory, for a total of 9 hours. Hours can be completed between 10 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday.
How do I join the lab?
- Make sure you have time in your schedule to devote to research.
- Make sure this time will not detract from your other coursework and commitments.
- Complete the RA Application. Once submitted, the leadership team will review your responses and will be in contact about your participation.