Psychosocial Aspects of Alcohol Use and Abuse

Supervising Faculty:

Michael A. Sayette Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry


Molly Bowdring
Alcohol and Smoking Research Lab
Sennott Square

Area of Research: Psychological theories of alcohol use and abuse, alcohol and group bonding, cognitive and affective processes in addiction

Description of Research: We are looking for upper-level undergraduate psychology students who are interested in gaining research experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and work on federally funded projects investigating the psychological aspects of addiction. 

Duties of Students: Primary responsibility will be extracting images and video clips from videos of a group drinking interaction, which will then be used in studies on perceptions of attractiveness. Additional tasks may include data entry, reading and discussion of journal articles on study topic, and potential opportunity to assist with data collection and help with data analyses. Students should be available at least 2 days per week. Total number of hours of participation per week will be 10 hours for 3 credits or 6 hours for 2 credits, beginning in the Fall semester of 2018.

Additional Requirements:

Psychology major is desirable
3.0 or better GPA
12 credits in Psychology including PSY 0035 (Research Methods)
Interested students must submit a CV as part of their application

Terms offered: Fall and Spring

Number of Students: varies by semester