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Research Opportunities

Are you interested in person perception, social cognitive aging, and/or social neuroscience?

Join the Social Cognition Lab!

Join the Lab: Open Positions

Graduate Students

Dr. Cassidy is recruiting graduate students for 2023-2024.

The Social Cognition Lab is potentially adding new graduate students in 2023-2024. Ideal candidates are motivated and detail-oriented individuals who have 1) an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; 2) prior research experience in a lab; and 3) already strong or the potential for strong statistical skills. Experience collecting and analyzing eye-tracking or fMRI data is desirable, but not necessary. Please email Dr. Cassidy at with your CV for additional information.

Undergraduate research experiences

To begin Spring 2023

Even if you do not pursue a career in psychology, getting research experience as an undergraduate can be an invaluable experience. As an undergraduate research assistant, you will gain valuable analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills that will be an asset to you in many settings. That said, being in a lab is just plain fun and full of camaraderie.

There are several ways to get involved in research within the Social Cognition Lab. Students can register for PSY 433 (Research Experience in Psychology), PSY 490 (Directed Readings in Psychology), or PSY 493 (Honors Independent Study), or volunteer hours in the lab. 

Students who want course credit must register for 2 or 3 credit hours (i.e., 6 or 9 hours per week in the lab). There will be a weekly lab meeting built into those hours. Students must be available during regular work hours (i.e., 8:30am-5:30pm). 

Click here to apply to work in the Social Cognition Lab.

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