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Listed below are only some of the DIS opportunities for undergraduates. For example, this list does not include any animal research being conducted by faculty in the neuroscience division of our department. For students interested in a neuroscience DIS involving animal research, you should go to our listing of neuroscience faculty to view the research interests of each professor in the neuroscience division. You should then contact the professors in that division whose research you find interesting to find out about DIS opportunities in their labs. The listings below are from Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Psych, and Applied Behavior Analysis labs. The number and type(s) of DIS that you should participate in will depend on your career goals. For more information, contact a faculty member in your area of interest, or contact Dr. Barbara Licht, the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Language Development Research Opportunities
Dr. Arielle Borovsky's Language and Cognitive Development lab is looking for DIS students to assist in developmental psychology research. Our research explores how children and adults use their knowledge about the world and events to understand and learn language. We are a new lab at FSU, so you will have the opportunity to get involved at the ground level with a number of exciting new studies. In addition to assisting with the setup of a new lab, you will have the opportunity to assist with wide range of research activities including: recruiting families to participate in research, training in a variety of behavioral, eye-tracking and electrophysiological techniques, data entry and management, preparing auditory and visual stimuli for new studies. You will also take part in a weekly lab meeting consisting of reading discussion and research presentations. Students who can work well both with people and with technology would make an excellent match for this position.
· 3.0 GPA or higher (3.3+ preferred)
If you have questions, please email Dr. Borovsky at: email@example.com
You can complete an application here: http://tinyurl.com/lntfujv
DIS Opportunity in the Math Thinking and Learning Lab
Dr. Colleen Ganley is accepting new DIS students for Fall 2013 into the Math Thinking and Learning Lab. The research in this lab focuses on better understanding how social factors (e.g., gender, income level), attitudinal factors (e.g., math anxiety and interest) and cognitive factors (e.g., spatial skills, strategy use) relate to students' thinking and learning in math.
· Conducting literature searches
· 3.3 GPA or higher
You can complete an application here: http://tinyurl.com/ldg3e32
Please email Dr. Ganley at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
DIS opportunities in the Categorization Lab
The Categorization Lab needs DIS students for Spring 2014. We study how people learn to categorize visual objects and how knowledge about the world alters visual perception. Students will run behavioral studies and use morphing software and Adobe Illustrator to create imaginary object stimuli. Students will have the opportunity to collect electrophysiological data. We will also have a weekly lab meeting.
· 3.5 GPA
If you have questions, please email Dr. Jonathan Folstein: email@example.com
Research Training Opportunity for Student Veterans
Dr. Thomas Joiner, director of the Military Suicide Research Consortium, is accepting applications for a new research training program at FAMU, FSU, and TTC for student veterans.
The focus of the initiative is to provide general research training in the social and behavioral sciences, with applications to military suicide prevention research. The commitment includes attending research skills training workshops at FSU and using those skills to contribute to ongoing research projects. There is a possibility that advanced students may be able to make more substantial contributions to supervised projects.
· Must be able to provide proof of veteran status
If interested, please email your resume or CV to Matt Michaels at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIS Opportunities in the Individual Differences in Cognition (IDCd) Lab
DIS students are needed for Spring 2014 developmental psychology research in Dr. Hart's lab, IDC. Research in the IDC lab focuses on understanding what makes people different from each other on educationally relevant outcomes (e.g., learning to read).
· 3.0 or better overall GPA
Interested students may apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1drliD30WL4Zi_y86KGH4IeINMbUNR30DoFC_BzUhJlo/viewform
For questions email: email@example.com.
DIS Opportunity in the Kelley Lab
Dr. Colleen Kelley is accepting new DIS students in the Memory Lab. We do research on how human memory works. Topics for fall 2012 are listed below.
Retrieval Processes: Sometimes remembering is effortless, and sometimes people have to work at remembering. How do people cue themselves to remember?
Emotion and Memory: Emotion often enhances memory but it can also disrupt memory. Do the effects of emotion on memory depend on which emotion and which type of information is being remembered?
Reminding: Events in the world sometimes remind us of earlier things that have happened to us. Such reminding may play a critical role in learning. We are exploring the role of reminding in learning and memory and testing whether it allows us to avoid forgetting due to interference.
Memory Monitoring. Have you ever wondered how people know when they remember something? Have you ever had the experience of being absolutely certain you would remember something but later found out that you were wrong? This uniquely human ability to reflect on one's own memory function is called metamemory. Current projects in the lab investigate factors that influence the accuracy of people's judgments about their own future memory performance.
Minimum requirements for prospective DIS students:
1. A 3.0 GPA or higher
Research Opportunity in Applied Psychology:
How can we adapt roadways to accommodate an aging population? What factors of parking lot designs are dangerous or confusing? Can we improve the safety of bicyclists?
Research assistants are needed for the Aging Driver And Pedestrian Safety research (ADAPtS) labs for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 semesters. This lab applies fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology in real world (and simulated) transportation environments and makes recommendations which affect policy. We also have opportunities for those seeking an Honors Thesis.
The lab boasts a Driving Simulator, a Portable Eye-Tracker, and an off-campus closed track facility.
Among the opportunities available in our lab are:
· Run driving simulations, lab, and field tasks
Please contact Rebekah Landbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org if you:
· Are motivated, reliable, and punctual
Though we need availability throughout business hours as well, we particularly need people who are available 7-10 AM, 11-2 PM, or 4-6 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so if you are having trouble finding a DIS and are available at any of those times, this is your chance!
Women's Mental Health DIS:
Dr. Heather A. Flynn is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Research at the FSU College of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving identification and treatment of depression in women, especially around the time of childbearing.
Her current studies aim to document the rates of depression detection and treatment in childbearing women. In order to accomplish this, she is initiating a depression screening process and infrastructure for clinical research in health care practices serving women in the community. The overall goal of this research project is to improve the effectiveness of treatments.
Individuals working on these projects can expect to be involved in the following activities:
· conducting in-person recruitment of patients at health care sites in communities
** There are also opportunities to be involved in presentations and publication of data.
· GPA of 3.2 or higher
If interested, please contact research assistant, Jesse Mocha. E-mail: email@example.com
DIS Opportunity in the Learning, Memory, and Language Lab
For Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014, there are DIS openings in the Learning, Memory, and Language Lab directed by Dr. Kaschak. Typically, students participate in our lab by running experiments and attending lab meetings. The lab meetings provide an opportunity to discuss the analysis and interpretation of our data, and to participate in the design of new experiments.
Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA. We would prefer that students be able to commit more than one semester to the lab, but this is not required.
Please contact Dr. Kaschak: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
DIS Opportunity in the Ericsson Lab
Prospective students: You may apply to our DIS by e-mailing: email@example.com.
3.0 GPA or higher
Please contact Ericsson lab through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 644-9850 .
Research in Applied Cognitive Psychology in the Charness Lab
What types of practice lead to improvements in cognition? What types of stimuli hinder performance on cognitively-dependent tasks such as driving a car, monitoring a display, or reading a book? How do repeated administrations of certain physiological scales influence participants' response patterns? These questions revolve around the research areas of transfer of training, multitasking, and research methodology and are examples of the types of questions you will help answer in this lab.
In this lab, you will have the opportunity to:
· Act as an experimenter and collect data on research participants.
We are currently looking for highly motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented individuals who have an interest in Cognitive Psychology, who can dedicate at least two semesters to working in the lab, and who can dedicate at least 2 credit hours for each semester. If you are one of these individuals, you may apply online at http://www.cary-stothart.net/charness_dis_application.php. Any questions may be directed to Cary Stothart at: email@example.com. Note that these positions are competitive.
DIS Opportunities for Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 in Dr. Phillips' Educational Psychology Early Childhood Literacy and Behavior Research Lab in the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR).
We are seeking 8-12 interested students per semester with interest in early childhood development and applied educational and psychological research. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.3. Students will assist on research projects related to language development and language intervention in grades preschool through third grade and to also assist on projects related to vocabulary instruction, parent-child language interactions, and approaches to learning and self-regulation in three and four year old children. Participants must be able to work in the research team location at the satellite campus at Innovation Park, home of the FCRR. Preferred students will have reliable transportation for potential work out in area schools.
Interested students should contact Dr. Phillips at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
DIS Opportunity in Clinical Psychology:
Dr. Brad Schmidt is looking for motivated and enthusiastic DIS students to join our research team for Spring 2014.
Projects will focus broadly on how certain aspects of people's personalities and behavior are related.
DIS students will gain valuable exposure to all stages of research in clinical psychology, with specific emphasis on Anxiety Disorders.
· Motivated, enthusiastic, and works well independently
For more information about the lab, please visit: http://www.anxietyclinic.fsu.edu/
If you are interested in a DIS in the Schmidt lab, please contact Kristina Korte at: email@example.com
DIS Research on Neurobiology of
Dr. Patrick is the Past-President President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Society for Scientific Study of Psychopathy. His clinical interests include psychopathic personality, antisocial behavior, alcohol and drug dependence, anxiety disorders, and depression. Research in Dr. Patrick's lab focuses in particular on understanding problems of these types using physiological measures including EEG, MRI, and startle blink, in addition to more standard diagnostic and personality assessments. More details about Dr. Patrick's research can be found at his department web site: http://www.psy.fsu.edu/faculty/patrick.dp.html .
DIS students in Dr. Patrick's lab are directly involved in conducting research on these topics. Activities in which DIS students routinely participate include: testing participants in lab experiments involving computerized recording of brain and bodily responses; interview-based diagnostic assessments with students and community adults, clinic patients, and prisoners; assist to develop and pilot new testing protocols; administering and scoring personality inventories; coding and analysis of research data; presenting at scientific meetings; and contributing to research papers.
· GPA of 3.5 or higher
Students can apply here:
Join the Cougle Lab!
Volunteer and DIS opportunities available for Spring/Summer 2014.
We are looking for motivated, hard-working students who are interested in gaining research experience for graduate school.
Students are involved with research on anxiety disorders with an emphasis on:
· obsessive-compulsive disorder
· Minimum 3.5 GPA
To find out more about our research, go to: http://www.psy.fsu.edu/~couglelab/index.htm
If you are interested in applying to our lab, contact Ashleigh Harvey: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIS in Teacher Quality Research
What is good teaching and how can we prepare effective teachers? If you are interested in learning more about these issues and assisting in research projects focused on topics ranging from teacher self-regulation, preservice teacher reflection, preservice teacher self-efficacy for content-area reading instruction, online-literacy coaching interactions, to student goal-setting, then contact us! Depending on your interests and the status of particular projects, you may get experience at all steps of the research process. We also have you complete an annotated bibliography on a related research topic of your choice.
Minimum requirements for prospective DIS students:
· 3.0 GPA or higher
Apply by emailing Alysia Roehrig: email@example.com
DIS Opportunity in Clinical Psychology in Joiner Lab
Dr. Thomas Joiner is accepting new DIS students for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
DIS students would have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with clinical psychology research, particularly in the understanding of suicidal behavior and associated phenomena in both student and clinical inpatient populations.
· Motivated, works well independently
DIS OPPORTUNITY IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Dr. Ashby Plant will be accepting new DIS students for the Spring semester of 2014 starting in November 2013. All of the positions for the Fall 2013 semester have been filled at this time.
This competitive DIS opportunity offers hands-on experience conducting social psychology research as well as important support to prepare for graduate school.
Research in Dr. Plant's lab includes issues related to stereotypes and prejudice. The lab's DIS students are directly involved in conducting research on these topics. To learn more about Dr. Plant's research, visit her Web page at: http://www.psy.fsu.edu/faculty/plant.dp.html.
· GPA of 3.0
· If you are interested in a DIS in the Plant Lab, please contact Jennifer Lacosse at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for D.I.S. credits for
Join us in the Baumeister/Tice lab!
Check out our lab website at: http://www.psy.fsu.edu/~baumeisterticelab/dis.html for more details.
Applications will be posted online by October 14, 2013.
DIS OPPORTUNITY IN MOTIVATION AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Jon Maner is accepting new DIS students for the 2013 Summer and Fall DIS.
Get hands on experience conducting social psychology research. Gain experience important for graduate school.
Research in this lab examines how different motivations can affect behavior and cognition. Topics include forming romantic relationships, attaining power and status-striving, forming friendships and social bonds.
Requirements (for all semesters):
· GPA of 3.0 or higher
Additional requirements for summer DIS:
· If you plan to join in the summer, you must be available for all of Session A
For more information on the Maner Lab DIS and to download the application, please visit our website at: http://psy.fsu.edu/~manerlab/manerlab_website_017.htm
If you are interested in doing a DIS in the Maner Lab, please send your application to Justin Moss at: email@example.com
Twin Research on Reading, Behavior, and Environment
This project involves mailed surveys to twins throughout the state of Florida.
We need 4 undergraduates for Spring 2014 to:
· Enter returned twin packets into a database
· Psychology Major
Interested students may apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Md8Ao-opAJuP4FvBmkUKbav7D1PX1kgw80WZ2aN1c9s/viewform
If interested, please contact Caitlin Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIS Opportunity: Visual Attention and Training
Dr. Walter Boot is accepting new DIS students for Fall 2013. Dr. Boot's lab is examining the following questions:
· How do people find what they are looking for in visually complex environments?
In Dr. Boot's lab, you will learn how to collect, manage, and analyze data. You will learn how to track eye movements with an eyetracker. You will also learn about the latest research in the fields of visual cognition and training.
· Minimum 3.0 GPA