Research Participation

We believe that students cannot learn about psychological research without opportunities to experience all aspects of the research process from participation to design and analysis. Student volunteers can serve as participants in research studies and may have opportunities to assist faculty with their research. There also are opportunities to present and publish research with department faculty members.

Smith RASmith Participants

Research participation provides an important first-hand view of psychological science. If you are interested in participating, current projects are listed below:

Project 1. How do you evaluate faculty behavior?

You are invited to participate in a study designed to learn more about how students in the United States and Italy evaluate faculty behavior. To begin the study, please go to the internet address below:

To begin the study, please go to the internet address below:

https://sonoma.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0wg2p36z1VO1Mxf

Project 2. Undergraduate Mentor Relationships

We are studying gender differences in students' general feelings about undergraduate teaching assistants. This is a particularly important issue now because of recent and future changes in the use of upper division undergraduates in these mentoring roles. Previous research shows that successful student mentor relationships are linked to both academic and career success but research also show that male and female students define successful and unsuccessful mentor relationships in different ways. The central part of this study requires you to read a brief description of a recent student complaint and then answer a set of questions about your reactions. All participants, if they choose, can enter a separate participant reward lottery for two $25.00 Amazon gift certificates.

If you identify as a female CSU student, please go to the internet address below:

https://sonoma.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8BPMiM1OVKbyVP7

If you identify as a male CSU student, please go to the internet address below:

https://sonoma.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dpenRCQm7iNtrlX‚Äč

Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research.

Research Assistant

Many university graduate programs require students to have experience in conducting psychological research, as well as in analyzing data and writing up the results. To find out more about possible research assistant opportunities, students should consult with individual full time faculty members.

Summer Research Internship Opportunities

Many universities offer summer research opportunities. Check out the program at the University of Maryland here: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/landingtopic/summer-research-initiative.
More information about possible summer research opportunities also is available here: http://graduate.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/preparing/research-opportunities/index.html