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Language and cognition in Down syndrome

Work with grad students and undergrad students on one of several ongoing projects. This can be for PY451 credit (Undergraduate Research) or volunteer. I am especially interested in adding 1-2 emerging scholars to the team. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
No

The Education & Cognitive Science Lab: Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development

The newly founded Education & Cognitive Science Lab (ECS Lab: Principal Investigator, Lisa Hsin) is seeking undergraduates to support a variety of research activities investigating, broadly, linguistic and social-cognitive development in children ages 3 to 14. We focus on questions around how language and cognition shape students’ academic and social development: How do children use multiple perspectives on a topic to support the expression of their beliefs about it? What role does being bilingual / speaking multiple languages play in students’ ability to construct written arguments? How do students grasp and engage with multiple linguistic genres of academic text? What is the structure of the underlying mental system that gives rise to...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Using new media technologies to help children become more proactive in their health and well being.

This is a longitudinal study that is ongoing at area elementary schools. Any student who is selected to be involved in this research project will have to go through ethics certification (IRB). I am revising the iPad app that is being used in the present study to track children's food consumption, and I am developing health literacy/health intervention material to be used during health sessions at area schools. Data collection will take place in December, so any student interested will need to be in Tuscaloosa through approximately Dec. 20th. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Human Capital Retention

Using personality assessment tools, we examine the motives, abilities, and perceptions that make students more or less successful in the university environment, resilient to setbacks, and likely to become socially invested in their environments. Students can expect to be part of literature searches, survey administration, and data analysis. This position is well-suited for individuals considering advanced degrees in organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational psychology, and personality psychology....

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Language Development in Children

Student research assistants help with data collection, usually with 2-6 year old children and local preschools and elementary schools....

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Spatial Navigation in an Outdoor Environment

Research assistant will help develop materials for the study (e.g., maps of an outdoor environment; online questionnaires), test participants recruited for the study, enter data into a spreadsheet, and conduct basic statistical analyses....

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
Yes - PY 451
Paid Position?
No

Shady sunglasses: Eyewear and perceptions of honesty

Undergraduate student interested in nonverbal communication and deception. Expected work hours per week is five hours. Weekly research meetings for 20-30 minutes to keep the project moving forward. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Behavioral Investigation of Moral Judgment using the Defining Issues Test

The Social, Emotional, EDucational (SEED) Neuroscience lab is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in socio-moral development among college students. We are going to collect participating college students' behavioral responses while they are solving moral dilemmas by using specially designed software for psychological experiments, E-Prime. As an RA you may gain experience in designing behavioral experiments and collecting behavioral data for psychological studies. The position is open to undergraduates of all concentrations, and would be of special interest to students of the psychological sciences (e.g., psychology, linguistics, human development). The minimum weekly commitment for this position is 5 hours, and it can be pursu...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

ADHD and Anxiety Program

Our program specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and childhood anxiety disorders. We have multiple studies ongoing involving children, adolescents, and emerging adults. We are particularly interested in undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate training in areas such as clinical psychology, social work, pediatrics, etc....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - 451
Paid Position?
No

Brain Biomarkers that Predict Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Brain data can be useful in predicting individuals that might be more susceptible to age-related diseases like Alzheimer's disease. Help will be needed in any of the following areas: 1) Conduct a literature review on brain differences in populations at risk for Alzheimer's disease, 2) Conduct cognitive testing on individuals that might get Alzheimer's disease, 3) Conduct MRI testing in Birmingham to measure brain variables in individuals who might get Alzheimer's disease, 4) Analyze data using brain and cognitive variables to test for group differences. There will be a steep learning curve and a strong internal-motivation of learning new material is required....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
No