SPONSOR: Dr. Maurice Elias
Dr. Elisa Shernoff in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, is developing Interactive Virtual Training (IVT), a video game training model in which early career teachers working in high poverty schools can improve their behavior management skills with disruptive avatars in a virtual training environment.
We are currently recruiting undergraduate research assistants to play a vital role in implementing this project in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, computer scientists, engineers, and designers.
Research assistants will:
- Gain hands-on experience conducting research in schools to help teachers learn strategies to respond to disruptive student behaviors
- Learn research-based practices to manage disruptive behaviors in classrooms
- Work with a dynamic team of interdisciplinary researchers, psychologists, and computer scientists
What are the training opportunities and responsibilities for research assistants?
- Conducting classroom observations in high poverty elementary and middle schools.
- Data entry, management, and analysis in both quantitative and qualitative research methods in addition to conducting literature reviews.
- Faculty mentoring on developing research skills, applying to graduate school, and scientific writing.
- Approximately 8 hours per week of lab-based work and attending monthly lab meetings and trainings.
Can I earn course credit?
Students can earn course credit for their work by registering for PSYCH 391/392 or PSYCH 495/496. Students can also volunteer in our lab.
What are the procedures for applying?
Summer 2018 position deadline: Friday, April 22, 2018 by 5pm
Fall 2018 position deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018 by 5pm
[ Application Form available on undergradforms page]