Information for Undergraduate Students
As an undergraduate research assistant, you will be trained in one or more of the following areas: recruitment of new infants/children; data collection; data coding (behavioral and/or psychophysiological); data entry; sibling monitoring; data analysis and interpretation; literature searches. You would also have the opportunity to work with infants and children ranging from 1 month to 5 years of age. In addition, lab members are involved in other aspects of the research process, such as conference presentations and website maintenance/development, which are integral to disseminating information about our studies to others in the field and to participants’ families.
There are multiple ways to get involved:
PSYC 3889: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Students will have the opportunity to obtain a wide variety of “hands-on” research experiences by assisting the C.A.P. lab in planning research, conducting research, and analyzing research results. You should expect to devote at least 6 hours per week (minimum is dependent on number of credit hours) to completing research in the C.A.P. lab. Upon completion of PSYC 3889, you will receive research credits and the appropriate course grade on your transcript.
(Recommended preparation: PSYC 2100WQ; Up to 3 credits of 3889 may be used on the Plan of Study, but all credits will count toward graduation)
PSYC 3899: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Students will have the opportunities to pursue their individual research interests by planning, conducting, and writing a research project under the supervision of Dr. Cuevas. Because of the nature of this research training, we ask you to make at least a semester commitment to the C.A.P. lab prior to the beginning of your research project. You should expect to devote at least 9 hours per week to training and work in the lab, infant/child visits, weekly meetings with Dr. Cuevas, and literature review your research project. Upon completion of PSYC 3899, you will receive research credits and the appropriate course grade on your transcript.
(Recommended preparation: PSYC 2100WQ; Up to 3 credits of 3899 may be used on the Plan of Study, but all credits will count toward graduation)
Summer Research Internships
Outstanding and motivated undergraduates from all universities are encouraged to apply for our unpaid summer internship program. This competitive program presents a unique opportunity to work in the C.A.P. lab; to gain exposure to developmental, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience methods and experimental paradigms; and to participate in weekly research meetings.
If you are interested in joining the lab, please complete the following questionnaire!