Research Assistant Opportunities for Students

For Students

Psychology students who are interested in working closely with a professor to conduct cutting-edge research are encouraged to join a research lab. Below are active (or soon-to-be active) research projects that have open positions for Research Assistants. Read about each project to learn more about the application procedure and the contact information of the faculty member conducting that research. For a list of faculty and their research interests, visit the Psychology Faculty Directory

Do you need funding or support in order to participate in research? See Support for Student Research page.

For Faculty Only

Faculty can submit Research Opportunities to have their labs listed in this repository of Research Assistantships. Be sure to add a date for when this opportunity expires so that this repository always reflects the current needs of your lab. It is recommended that the expiration date is no later than 1 year from the current date and that you post again next year to reflect the current project goals and activities. 

Research on Organizational Justice

Dr. Heather Smith
Organizational justice, Social Comparison, Intergroup Relations
Research Assistantship Length:
Minimum one semester, must be arranged during the prior semester
Hours per week:
3-12 hours/week (depending on number of units of credit)
1) Develop and pilot study materials, 2) Collect data from student volunteers, 3) Create coding categories to code data, 4) Help edit IRB applications, pre-registrations and presentations, 5) Attend team meetings
Successfully completed Psy 280, Research Methods in Psychology or equivalent.
Additional Information:

We investigate how people change their definitions of fairness and their reactions to disadvantage or conflict when they identify themselves as members of different groups. Our most recent research explores how the affirmation of an important reference group could increase the effectiveness of bystander intervention training. Please contact Dr. Smith for more details at and visit her research lab website.