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					Contact Person + e-mail            Type of Research                            Various Info:                               Openings and how to inquire               Faculty
address                                                                                                                                                              Member
Canli Lab,                       Biological basis of         Duties/tasks: Running subjects in behavioral             Openings in Spring, Summer, and Fall.       Dr. Turhan Canli
canlilab@gmail.com               individuality               and imaging (fMRI) stress/emotion paradigms.             E-mail the Canli Lab for more information
                                                             Assisting with data entry and preliminary                   and to apply: canlilab@gmail.com
                                                             analysis.Requirements: Must be available 9
                                                             hours per week for a minimum of 2 semesters.
                                                             Must be conscientious, reliable, and motivated.
                                                             Must have a 3 hour block of time available at
                                                             least once per week (Monday - Thursday) in the
                                                             afternoon.
Adam Congleton                   Human Memory                Duties: library search, article organization,                   Openings in Spring, Fall             Dr. Suparna
acongleton@notes.cc.sunysb.edu   Processes. Current          data entry and analyses, stimuli development             E-mail Adam Congleton for application       Rajaram
                                 research projects explore   and running participants in one or more
                                 how group collaboration     research projects under supervision.
                                 affects subsequent          Requirements: Interest in psychological
                                 individual memory.          research is essential and some familiarity with
                                                             conducting library searches and using
                                                             computer programs such as Excel is also a
                                                             plus. Minimum 6 hours per week.
Dr. Joanne Davila                Relationship                Duties - Running research participants through lab-      Openings in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012:      Dr. Joanne
joanne.davila@stonybrook.edu     Development Center -        based protocols; assisting with participant scheduling      Email Dr. Davila and complete the        Davila
632-7826                         relationships and mental    and management; assisting with data management;             application that she will send you.
                                                             may also include data coding and entry, literature
                                 health
                                                             searches, and other lab activities. Requirements -
                                                             Minimum 3.2 GPA; minimum 6 hour/week
                                                             committment; prefer students who are available for
                                                             both fall and spring semester; prior experience
                                                             preferred, but not required; students must be
                                                             conscientious, motivated, hard-working, reliable, and
                                                             able to work well with others, as well as
                                                             independently.

Jeff Foy                         Judgment and                Duties: RAs will help run participants for               Openings in Spring, Fall                    Richard Gerrig
jefoy@notes.cc.sunysb.edu        decision making,            different studies within the lab and help to
                                 understanding               code data. RAs may also help create
                                 narratives, and             stimuli for new studies. Requirements:
                                 creativity                  RAs should have an interest in cognitive
                                                             psychology and be available for 3-6 hours
                                                             a week.




Updated 08/26/2011
Contact Person                     Type of Research                                    Various Information                                       Openings                Faculty Member
 Dr. Nancy Franklin,             Human Memory                      Duties: Running subjects, helping with data                Openings in Spring, Summer & Fall           Dr. Nancy
 nfranklin@notes.cc.sunysb.edu                                     analysis (training provided), helping with                 Contact Dr. Nancy Franklin via email for    Franklin
                                                                   stimulus generation (training provided), library                    an application form
                                                                   research, attending weekly lab meetings.
                                                                   Students with seniority in the lab have the
                                                                   option of conducting independent research
                                                                   under PSY 487. Requirements: Prefer strong
                                                                   student; prefer some previous research
                                                                   experience; prefer someone who expects to
                                                                   stay in the lab 2 semesters. 9 hours per week
 Dr. Greg Hajcak                 Cognitive and affective           1) Duties/tasks: Running subjects through lab              Openings in Spring, Summer and Fall        Dr. Greg Hajcak
 greg.hajcak@stonybrook.edu      psychophysiology.                 tasks, which includes assisting with EEG setup;               email Dr. Hajcak for application
                                 Research assistants will          possibly some data entry. 2) Requirements:
                                 be trained to run subjects        MUST be available for a minimum 3 semesters,
                                 in experiments that               9 hours per week - credit available. RA
                                 examine brain activity and        candidates must be conscientious, responsible,
                                 other psychophysiological         highly motivated.
                                 measures during cognitive
                                 and emotional tasks.
 Kiana Glanton                   Drawing from different lines      This research includes the use of questionnaires,          Openings in spring, summer, and fall       Dr. Suparna
 ice.researchlab@gmail.com       of research in psychology, we     experimental design, and physiological                      semesters. Email Lab Manager (Kiana       Rajaram &
                                 are conducting cross-             measurements aimed at testing social and cognitive         Glanton: ice.researchlab@gmail.com) for    Dr. Bonita
                                 disciplinary research studies     variables of learning. We are looking for several
                                                                                                                                            an application.              London
                                 to test whether individual        bright, motivated, detail-oriented undergraduate
                                 cognitive processes are           students interested in gaining valuable research
                                 influenced by group dynamics      experience. Must be available for a minimum of 6
                                 at the cognitive, physiological   hours per week. Duties:: assisting the faculty and
                                 and social levels of analysis.    graduate students in recruiting participants, setting up
                                                                   questionnaires and experimental studies, computer
                                                                   entry of experiments, preparation of testing sessions,
                                                                   data collection and scoring, and organization of
                                                                   various project components.
 Michael Greenstein              Human Memory                      Requirements: RA must be available for 9 hours             Openings in Spring, Fall email Michael     Dr. Nancy
 mgreenst@ic.sunysb.edu                                            each week and have some previous experience using             Greenstein for more information         Franklin
                                                                   computer programs such as photoshop and excel.
                                                                   Duties: Ras will assist in running subjects, helping
                                                                   with data entry and analysis, and develop stimuli.
                                                                   Training will be provided.




For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research
Contact Person                      Type of Research                             Various Information                                    Openings                  Faculty Member
 Jadzia Jagiellowicz           Biological Basis of          Duties: Running participants in behavioral and             Openings in all terms Get an                Dr. Arthur Aron
 jagiellowiczster@gmail.com    Personality: studying the    functional magnetic resonance imaging                                  application from
                               biological basis of          experiments, recruiting and scheduling                http://www.psychology.stonybrook.edu/aronlab-
                               personality, techniques      participants, data entry and simple data                 / and email to jagiellowiczster@gmail.com
                               include functional           analysis, literature search, opportunity to be
                               magnetic resonance           trained in analyzing brain images,.
                               imaging, questionnaires,     Requirements: GPA of at least 3.5. Minimum 6
                               behavioral experiments,      hours per week. Prefer commitment for more
                               molecular genetics           than 1 semester. RAs are exposed to most
                                                            aspects of research and their feedback is
                                                            actively encouraged. Research assistants must
                                                            attend weekly lab meetings. Familiarity with
                                                            using library databases and computer programs
                                                            such as SPSS and eprime is also a plus.
                                                            Having some neuroscience, biology,
                                                            biochemistry etc. background or keen interest is
                                                            very helpful.
 Dr. Daniel Klein              Child temperament &          1) Duties/tasks: help with laboratory                   Openings in Summer, Fall & Spring             Dr. Daniel Klein
 daniel.klein@stonybrook.edu   emotional style and risk     assessments of 9-year old children, including                     Email Dr. Klein
                               for emotional and            cognitive and electro-physiological measures of
                               behavioral disorders         biases in emotional information; assist with
                                                            other tasks for the study. 2) Requirements: 3.5
                                                            minimum GPA. MUST be available weekends
                                                            and holidays; MUST make commitment for 3-6
                                                            hours per week for at least three semesters;
                                                            MUST be mature, conscientious, and highly
                                                            responsible. Credit available.
 Dr. Roman Kotov               Psychological                Duties: Various high-level tasks. First               Openings in Spring, Summer, and Fall:           Dr. Roman Kotov
 roman.kotov@stonybrook.edu    diagnosis, contributions     opportunity is to conduct clinical interviews with        email Dr. Kotov for application
                               of personality to mental     psychiatric patients or 9/11 responders. These
                               illness, risk genes.         interviews consist of a series of written
                               Focus on bipolar disorder,   questions, but they require clinical skills, which
                               schizophrenia, anxiety,      a student can acquire after a few weeks of
                               and depression; mental       training. Second opportunity is to conduct
                               health of responders to      cognitive testing after an in-depth training. Third
                               9/11 attacks.                opportunity is to assist with a study of genetic
                                                            predictors of mental illness. All work is
                                                            supervised by Dr. Kotov and senior members of
                                                            his lab. Students get ample training to succeed
                                                            in these tasks. Opportunities for independent
                                                            projects are also available. Requirements: At
                                                            least a junior status, overall GPA of at least 3.5,
                                                            available for 9 hours a week (in exchange for 3
                                                            credits)




For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research
Contact Person                           Type of Research                            Various Information                                       Openings             Faculty Member
 Dr. Leighann Litcher-Kelly         Applied Behavioral          The duties of the position include conducting               Openings in Spring / Fall         1-2    Dr. Leighann
 llitcher@notes.cc.sunysb.edu       Medicine Research           literature searches, going to the library, reading,       openings in the Spring semester, possible Litcher-Kelly
                                    Institute (psychiatry       summarizing and discussing articles, calling                openings in summer. Email for more
                                    department) The research    participants, and possibly helping with                                  information.
                                    of this group focuses on    participant study visits. The number of hours
                                    the effects of stress on    per week will be dictated by the number of
                                    symptom reports in people   independent study credits for psy273. There
                                    with chronic autoimmune     may be an opportunity to help with future
                                    disease.                    studies, which might qualify for psy487.
                                                                Students must have completed PSY 310 to
                                                                apply to lab.
 Matt Locey                         Operant Analysis of         Duties: Running experimental sessions                     Openings in Spring, Summer, and Fall     Dr. Howard
 mlocey@notes.cc.sunysb.edu,        Human and Pigeon            (includes interacting with human participants              E-mail Matt Locey for an application.   Rachlin
 PSY A 224                          Choice                      and handling pigeons), data entry and analysis,
                                                                literature review, and attending lab meetings
                                                                every other week. Requirements: Must be
                                                                reliable (includes punctuality). Minimum GPA:
                                                                3.0. Minimum commitment of 2 semesters.
                                                                Must be available to work for a full 3-hour block
                                                                at least once per week (one 3-hour block per
                                                                credit). No previous research experience is
                                                                required; assistants will be fully trained to
                                                                perform all lab duties.
 Dr. Brian Lebowitz                 Clinical                    Requirements: Responsible, enthusiastic, and              Openings in Spring & Fall Contact Dr.    Dr. Brian
 Brian.Lebowitz@stonybrook.edu      Neuropsychology             highly motivated student interested in                      Lebowitz by e-mail with attached       Lebowitz
                                                                developing research skills in the field of                   CV/resume and letter of interest
                                                                neuropsychology/clinical neurology. GPA > 3.0
                                                                AND a major in a related field (e.g., psychology,
                                                                neuroscience, medicine, computer sciences,
                                                                etc).
 Dr. Christian Luhmann              Decision-Making.            Duties/tasks: Running subjects in experiments and          Openings in Fall & Spring      email    Dr. Christian
 christian.luhmann@stonybrook.edu   Current experiments         analyzing the results. You will thoroughly learn how to           Dr. Luhmann to apply             Luhmann
                                    examine behavior and        conduct a research experiment; active participation is
                                                                encouraged. After some experience, you may also
                                    brain activity during
                                                                conduct your own research project. Students with a
                                    learning and decision-      background/interest in neuroscience, computer
                                    making tasks.               programming, or quantitative approaches are highly
                                                                encouraged. Requirements: Must be available for a
                                                                minimum 2 semesters, 6 hours per week - credit is
                                                                available. Candidates must be conscientious,
                                                                responsible, punctual, and highly motivated. Grades
                                                                matter.




For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research
Contact Person                        Type of Research                                Various Information                                     Openings                      Faculty Member
 Dr. Suparna Rajaram               Human Memory                 Duties: library search, article organization, data              Openings in Spring & Fall                    Dr. Suparna
 suparna.rajaram@sunysb.edu                                     entry and analyses, stimuli development and running          E-mail Professor Rajaram for more               Rajaram
                                                                participants in one or more research projects under                     information.
                                                                supervision. Requirements: Interest in psychological
                                                                research is essential and some familiarity with
                                                                conducting library searches and using computer
                                                                programs such as Excel is also a plus. Training will
                                                                be provided. Minimum 6 hours per week, 9 hours
                                                                preferred. Prefer 2-3 semesters; qualities desired -
                                                                conscientious, motivated, detail-oriented, responsible,
                                                                good academic progress; previous research
                                                                experience a plus.
 Robert Alexander                  Visual Cognition and         Requirements: RA's must be reliable and                    Openings in Spring, Summer and                   Dr. Greg
 rgalexander@notes.cc.sunysb.edu   Eye Movements. Our lab       extremely motivated. RA's must be interested                Fall.                Fill out an                Zelinsky -Visual
                                   uses eye movements to        in gaining research experience and have an                application. (Get applications from the door of   Cognition and
                                   investigate a wide range     interest in cognitive psychology. Due to training           Psych A-135) Put completed application in       Eye Movements
                                   of behaviors, particularly   requirements a commitment of 1 year or                        Robert Alexander's mailbox (graduate          laboratory.
                                   visual attention, visual     more is required. No minimum GPA, but                     mailroom, Psych B or in the folder taped to the
                                   search (how we look for      grades do count. 3,6, or 9 hours per week.                             door of Psych A-135)
                                   things), and working         Duties: Attend weekly lab meetings, run
                                   memory. This is easily       subjects, and analyze data. You will learn how
                                   expanded to investigate      to conduct a research experiment from the
                                   behavioral as well as        ground up; feedback and active participation is
                                   social dynamics. RA's will   encouraged. After you gain some experience,
                                   be trained to use eye        you may conduct your own research project as
                                   tracking equipment with      well. Students with a background in computer
                                   human participants.          programming or graphics work might also help
                                                                with experiment implementation, stimulus
                                                                generation and data analysis procedures.
 Dr. Peter Thanos                  Neural mechanisms of         Duties: library search, article organization, data            Openings for Fall, Spring &                   Dr. Peter Thanos
 thanos@bnl.gov                    alcoholism, nicotine,        entry and analyses, behavioral and imaging                   Summer               Please visit
                                   stimulant addiction,         experiments in one or more projects under                   www.bnl.gov/thanoslab and fill out
                                   obesity and ADHD             supervision. RA's must be dependable,                     application then email it to Dr. Thanos
                                                                extremely motivated and works well with others.
                                                                RA's must be interested in gaining research
                                                                                                                                     thanos@bnl.gov
                                                                experience and have an interest in biological
                                                                psychology or medicine. Due to training
                                                                requirements a commitment of 1 year or more
                                                                is required. No minimum GPA, but grades do
                                                                count. 10 hours per week minimum. Duties:
                                                                Attend weekly lab meetings, assist with running
                                                                experiments, analyze and graph data. You will
                                                                learn how to conduct all aspects of research
                                                                experiments.After you gain some experience,
                                                                you may conduct your own research project as
                                                                well. Select students will also present at the
                                                                annual Society for Neuroscience conference.
                                                                Requirements: 2 semesters minimum
                                                                requirement. NOTE: this lab is located at
                                                                Brookhaven National Lab. Shuttle bus available from
                                                                Stony Brook to BNL throughout the day.
For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research
Contact Person                      Type of Research                            Various Information                                Openings               Faculty Member
 Brennan Lab, Karla Batres     Psycholinguistics.          Requirements: Looking for Spanish-English               Openings for Summer 2011                Dr. Susan
 kbatres@notes.cc.sunysb.edu   Bilingualism, language-     bilinguals with an interest in cognitive            email Karla Batres for more information     Brennan
                               switching, executive        psychology and language. Average GPA of 3.0                     and application
                               control and speech          or higher. Must speak English and Spanish
                               production, audience        with native-like fluency. A commitment of at
                               design                      least 3 hours (in a 3 hour block) a week for
                                                           at least a year preferred. Duties: literature
                                                           search, stimuli development, running subjects
                                                           in behavioral studies, acting as confederate in
                                                           studies, coding and data entry, data analysis.
 Freitas lab, Sheri Clark      Social Cognition; EEG       Duties: Assisting in EEG setup (training will be          Openings in Spring.                  Dr. Antonio
 sclark@notes.cc.sunysb.edu    research                    provided) and assisting in other study related       Email Sheri Clark for Application         Freitas
                                                           tasks. Requirements: Must be available to
                                                           work for a full 3-hour block at least once per
                                                           week. GPA of 3.3 or higher. Prefer
                                                           commitment of more than 1 semester.
 Canli Lab,                    Biological basis of         Duties/tasks: Running subjects in a behavioral     Openings in Spring, Summer, and Fall.       Dr. Turhan Canli
 canlilab@gmail.com            individuality               stress/emotion paradigm. Assisting in a role       E-mail the Canli Lab for more information
                                                           play during a stressful task. Requirements:           and to apply: canlilab@gmail.com
                                                           Must be male and available 3-4 hours per week
                                                           for a minimum of 2 semesters. Must be mature,
                                                           conscientious, reliable, and motivated. Must
                                                           have a 2 hour block of time available twice per
                                                           week (Monday - Friday) in the afternoon.
 Meg Tudor,                    Positive support for        Duties: Conduct lit searches, organize files,       Openings in summer and fall, please        Dr. Dan O'Leary
 metudor@notes.cc.sunysb.edu   people with autism          attend one weekly lab meeting. Imminent                 email for more information.
                               spectrum disorders and      projects are based on survey data and content
                               their families.             analysis. Requirements: A grade of B or better
                                                           in PSY 310; available 3-6 hours per week;
                                                           willingness to read relevant articles and books;
                                                           sincere interest in working with/doing applied
                                                           research on this population.
 Aprajita Mohanty              Neuroscience of             Duties: Developing stimuli for experiments,            Openings in Fall and Spring             Dr. Aprajita
 aprajitamohanty@gmail.com     emotion and cognition       recruiting and running subjects through tasks in           e-mail Dr. Mohanty                  Mohanty
                               interactions          We    the lab and assisting in running subjects during
                               ask questions like: How     fMRI, future lab research also involves using
                               does our brain help us      olfactory stimuli (odors) so RAs will also get
                               direct our attention to     experience using olfactory and visual stimuli in
                               threatening information?    their research. RAs staying for longer time will
                               How do we inhibit           also get experience in behavioral and fMRI data
                               emotional distractors and   analyses. Requirements: MUST be available for
                               remain task-focused?        a minimum of 1 year, 9 hours per week - credit
                               How does expectation of     available. RA candidates must be
                               threat influence our        conscientious, responsible, highly motivated.
                               perception and attention?




For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research
Contact Person                     Type of Research                          Various Information                                    Openings                  Faculty Member
 Sarah Pociask,                 Human Memory             Duties: library search, data entry, stimuli            Openings in Summer, Fall, and/or               Dr. Suparna
 spociask@notes.cc.sunysb.edu                            development and running participants in                             Spring                            Rajaram
                                                         one or more research projects under
                                                         supervision Requirements: Interest in
                                                         psychological research is essential and
                                                         some familiarity with conducting library
                                                         searches and using computer programs
                                                         such as Excel is also a plus. Training will
                                                         be provided. Minimum 6 hours per week,
                                                         9 hours preferred. Prefer 2-3 semesters;
                                                         qualities desired - conscientious,
                                                         motivated, detail-oriented, responsible,
                                                         good academic progress; previous
                                                         research experience a plus.
 Amy Hammock                    Relationship Violence,   Duties: library search, data entry and analysis,      Openings in Spring and/or Summer               Dr. Amy
 amy.hammock@stonybrook.edu     High-Risk Drinking       in-depth interview transcription, qualitative data                                                   Hammock
                                                         analysis, weekly coding meetings.
                                                         Requirements: Must have at least a 3.2 GPA,
                                                         familiarity with using library databases and
                                                         computer programs such as EXCEL and/or
                                                         SPSS, as well as a demonstrated interest in
                                                         research. The number of hours per week will
                                                         be dictated by the number of independent study
                                                         credits for psy273. There may be an
                                                         opportunity to help with future studies, which
                                                         might qualify for psy487.

 Aron Lab                       Interpersonal            Duties: Running participants in one or more           Openings in Fall, Spring & Summer              Dr. Arthur Aron
                                Relationships and        research projects under supervision, literature       Fill out an application. Get an application
                                Personality              search, data entry and simple analysis, coding,                             from
                                                         stimuli development. Our lab studies                 http://www.psychology.stonybrook.edu/aronlab-
                                                         interpersonal relationships, including romantic         / and email to jagiellowiczster@gmail.com
                                                         relationships and non-romantic relationships in
                                                         various cultures. It also studies personality (see
                                                         listing under Jadzia Jagiellowicz).
                                                         Requirements: GPA of at least 3.3. Minimum 6
                                                         hours per week. Prefer commitment for more
                                                         than 1 semester. Familiarity with using library
                                                         databases is also a plus. Research assistants
                                                         must attend weekly lab meetings.




For the most up to date PSY 273 listing, please visit www.psychology.sunysb.edu/subjectpool-/research

				
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