Karen Matthews, PhD
Area of Research: Health psychology, child development, sleep
Description of Research:
Directed research students are needed for a study focusing on how childhood experiences may impact sleep in adults. This hands-on experience will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to conduct psychophysiological stress tasks in a laboratory setting and how to collect data from daily self-report and behavioral (i.e., actigraphy) measures of sleep.
If interested, please send your resume and a brief description of your interests to Karen Jakubowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply.
Duties of Students:
- Preparation of study materials
- Assist with recruitment-related tasks
- Assist with data collection
- Assist with data entry, management, and/or analysis
- Attend lab meetings to discuss study progress and to learn about childhood adversity and sleep research more generally
- Complete a project consistent with the guidelines of PSY 1903
- Other responsibilities consistent with background and training
Students must complete the following prerequisites before the start of PSY 1903*:
- 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
Students must complete the following prerequisites before the start of PSY 1903:
- Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and meet all other departmental requirements.
- A 10-hour/week commitment is required for the fall semester; opportunities for continuing into the spring term will be discussed at a later date.
- Must possess excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Highly responsible and dependable individual
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to work as part of a team
Terms offered: Fall, spring
Number of Students: 1-3