Applying Conditioning Methodology to Situational Incontinence in Women

Supervising Faculty:

Kenneth Perkins, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Contact:

Cynthia Conklin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Becky Clarkson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Urology

conkca@upmc.edu 

Area of Research: Health and Clinical Psychology
 
Description of Research: As an undergraduate research assistant, you will become part of a research team investigating the impact of conditioned cues on brain reactivity and situational urgency incontinence in women. We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable undergraduate research assistant. If you have a genuine interest in learning about medical and psychological research (particularly MRI methodology), want hands on experience, and can create good rapport with human subjects, please apply.


Duties of Students: Students will be involved in screening potential research participants, aiding with study recruitment, setting up subject folders and prepping the experimental MRI sessions, escorting subjects to the MRI lab, and attending lab meetings. Students should be available at least 3 days per week. Total hours of participation per week will be 10 hours. Scheduling of hours is flexible.      

Requirements:
• Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
• 12 credits of Psychology (including current term)
• STAT 0200/1000/1100- Statistics
• PSY 0035- Research Methods in Psychology
   
Terms offered: Fall and Spring 
 
Number of Students: 1