Research Assistantships

Below are the research assistantships available in our department.
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Contact: Sarah McCormick, Graduate Student, samccorm@umass.edu
Responsibilities:

The IDDLab studies variation in human development from early childhood through adulthood. We conduct research on facets of human development spanning cognition, emotion, and behavior. Our emphasis is on the interaction of biological and environmental factors. This includes examination of genetic, neurological, and physiological factors and how these interact with environments in families, neighborhoods and schools, as well as cultural differences. Current topics include: 
self-regulation, executive function, theory of mind, temperament, and behavioral/emotional problems. RAs will assist in running 3- to 5-year-old participants using psychophysiological measures (fNIRS, ECG, GSR) for a study examining self-regulation development during preschool. RAs will also assist in data analysis and coding, library research, and will participate in bi-weekly lab meetings.
 

Pre-requisites: Preferable: Summer 2020 availability, at least a 2-semester commitment
Times you must be available: General weekday, occasional evening or weekends
Hours per week: 6-9 in Fall/Spring semesters, potential for more in the Summer
Credits: 2-3 credits per semester