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Department of Psychology Affective and Cognitive Influences of Decisions (ACID) Lab

Interested in joining the ACID lab?

Graduate Students

Please contact John Hinson or Paul Whitney to determine if we are actively recruiting graduate students.
Interested students should apply to the experimental psychology program through the WSU graduate school

Undergraduate Students

Our lab accepts undergraduate research assistants (RAs) as needed each semester.  To inquire about open positions, please contact Anthony Stenson (

Undergraduate RAs are primarily responsibility for running experiments with human subjects.  Depending on particular interests, RAs become involved in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental data.  RAs are expected to attend and contribute to weekly lab meetings.  RA’s typically receive course credit (PSY 498) for their time commitment in the lab.

We encourage our RAs to pursue independent research projects under the guidance of faculty or graduate students.  At WSU there are multiple opportunities for undergraduates to receive research funding and to present research findings in local and regional professional venues.  See the photos below for examples of research completed and presented by our RAs working in the ACID lab.