We are currently inviting interested and enthusiastic individuals to apply to be research assistants in the Racism, Identity, Coping, and Health (RICH) Lab under the direction of Dr. Lori Hoggard, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology (Social area). We seek to understand the physical and mental health consequences of racism and discrimination encountered by African Americans and members of other racial/ethnic minority groups. In doing so, we focus on identity, coping, and important mechanisms that underlie the associations between racism and health. The lab employs diverse approaches, including surveys, experiments, and psychophysiological (e.g., heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure) methods.
Research assistants in the RICH lab are expected to be exceptional undergraduates with an interest in psychology. Although previous research experience is not required, it is expected that most applicants will have completed basic introductory psychology courses. We also ask that students only apply if they are able to commit at least two semesters to working in the lab. As such, preference will be given to sophomore and junior applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Finally, research assistants will generally be expected to spend approximately 5-10 hours/week in the lab, although specific days and hours are flexible.
Please visit our lab website at http://www.rurichlab.com/join-the-lab.html for an application.