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Department of Psychology Gartstein Temperament Lab

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Interested in joining the lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant?

Undergraduate RAs in the Gartstein Infant Temperament Lab contribute to every step of the scientific process, from discussion of temperament theory to data collection and processing and interpretation of study findings.

Minimum requirements for joining the team are:

Attendance at weekly lab meetings during the academic year
Interest in pursuing graduate education
Sophomores, and Juniors only please – we hope that if you join you will get at least 2 years of training
Minimum commitment:10 hrs/week (including weekend availability); flexible schedule is a plus.
Commitment to in-person research involvement in Pullman during the summer of 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year.

Undergraduate RA duties may include:

Attending weekly lab meetings that include discussion of theory, methodological training, study design and pilot testing, and practice for presentations (e.g., thesis defenses, conference talks)
Data collection: “hookup” of participants to EEG recording devices; interacting with mothers and infants during the session; monitoring recordings and managing computer-based protocols
Processing data from EEG and behavioral tasks, including “cleaning” and “reducing” EEG data; coding behavior from video recordings.

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