Supervised Research Opportunities

New research opportunities will be added to this list as they develop (last updated 1/15/2016); there are psychology research opportunities with faculty members in the psychology department as well as with collaborators in the Texas Medical Center. Remember that you will need instructor permission to register, as well as a signed research contract.

OPPORTUNITIES WITH FACULTY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eduardo Salas (area: industrial/organizational)
Overview
Our lab primarily conducts research concerning teamwork, leadership, and training. As interdisciplinary researchers, our expertise spans multiple areas including industrial/organizational psychology, human factors/human-computer interaction, training, organizational behavior, and other fields. We work with multiple outside collaborators, such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). CORE uses evidence-based science to improve teamwork and training in individual and organizational contexts as we are dedicated to improving the overall effectiveness and resilience of individuals, teams, and organizations. 
Student tasks: Students will participate in all aspects of the research process, including study recruitment, development of study measures, data collection, data entry, data analysis, manuscript review/editing, and idea generation. Outstanding students have the potential for developing their own research ideas/project(s). 
Grading: Students' grades will be based on their fulfillment of lab position responsibilities, quality of work, meeting attendance, prompt communication, and a final paper. 
Availability: Recruiting for Spring 2016
Contact: Please send your resume to Core Research.
 
Dr. Steve Motowidlo (area: industrial/organizational) 
Overview:  Our primary area of research focuses on contextual performance (e.g., being a good citizen) and situational judgment tests as they relate to implicit personality theories in organizational contexts. The second theme of research focuses on healthcare. We are examining physicians' appreciation for prosocial conduct and clinicial performance and patient-related outcomes (e.g., satisfaction). Other substantive areas include work stress, job satisfaction, and structured employment interviews.
Student tasks: Data collection, data entry, subject recruitment, experiment proctoring, literature reviews, theory/idea generation, and manuscript review/editing. Students, interested in pursuing research for a future career path, are encouraged to develop and execute their independent research projects.
Availability: Recruiting for Spring 2017
Contact: Please contact Kamalika Ghosh with a short bio. Kindly explain your interests for working in this lab and relevant experiences. The nature of our projects requires us to work from the lab. 

Dr. Margaret Beier (area: industrial/organizational; training)
Overview: Research in the Beier lab falls within two main areas: 1) Adult intellectual development. We are interested in understanding motivational and situational components and traits such as cognitive ability and personality that are related to intellectual development throughout the lifespan. We are currently investigating the relationship between age and performance in achievement settings; this work includes examining the types of training interventions that might be most appropriate for older learners and the development of knowledge structures over the course of formal instruction. 2) Predicting success in organizations and educational settings. A related research stream focuses on predictors of performance in achievement settings and achievement-related choices (such as choice of college major). Within this stream of research, we examine the validity and reliability of assessments of individual differences and situational judgment.
Availability: Recruiting for Spring 2017. Please contact Dr. Beier for availability

Dr. Mike Byrne (area: human factors/human-computer interaction; cognitive)
Overview: The main theme of the research at CHIL is "Cognitive Science applied to human-computer interaction (HCI)." Our research is concerned with the psychological processes underlying the interaction of people with man-made systems, particularly computer systems, with the ultimate goal of developing engineering models of human performance that can aid in the design of real-world systems. This work spans a broad spectrum of investigation, from the most coarse explorations of users' work environments (e.g. what are the tasks people perform?) to detailed analysis of the temporal microstructure of human performance (e.g. what eye movements do people make when they select from simple menus?).
Prerequisites: We are always looking for bright, eager students who are interested in research in these areas, regardless of original academic background. Because of the technical nature of the work, however, people with backgrounds in psychology and computer science are particularly well-suited to this type of research. However, people with backgrounds from other disciplines are certainly welcome as well.
Availability: Please contact Dr. Byrne for availability

Dr. Jim Dannemiller (area: cognitive; systems and cognitive neuroscience)
OverviewOur research is directed toward understanding the development of visual attention during the period of infancy as well as how visual attention functions in the adult. We use behavioral methods to try to understand how the processes responsible for visual selection develop. By comparing studies with infants and adults we seek to gain a better understanding of the changes that take place in these vitally important processes. Our research is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 
Availability: Please contact Dr. Dannemiller for availability

Dr. Bryan Denny (area: cognitive and affective neuroscience)
Overview: How can we become better emotion regulators, and how can changes in emotion regulation impact mental and physical health? How does the healthy human brain subserve the processes of emotion experience and emotion regulation, and how are these processes altered in different forms of psychopathology? To address these questions, my lab employs a translational social cognitive neuroscience approach involving longitudinal analysis of emotion self-reports, health behavior, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging (including structural and functional MRI).
Student tasks: Responsibilities for this position will include the possibility of being involved in all phases of the research process, including some or all of the following (depending on availability and time commitment): grant submission assistance; IRB management; organizing lab procedures; managing the lab website and wikis; adult participant recruitment, screening, and behavioral testing; assisting in acquisition of neuroimaging data using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Baylor College of Medicine; managing datasets; participation in lab meetings and journal article discussions; opportunities for data analysis; opportunities to present data; and potential opportunities for publication. Multi-semester commitments are preferred.
Grading: Grades will be based on satisfactory and timely completion of all assigned tasks, including a final paper.
Availability: Please contact Dr. Denny to discuss availability.
Contact: Please send a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Denny.

Dr. Christopher Fagundes (area: health psychology, lifespan development)
Overview: The Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities (BMED) lab integrates theories and methods from psycho-oncology, developmental psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and autonomic psychophysiology to understand how the mind and body interact to affect those confronted by stressful life events such as cancer or the loss of a loved one. We are particularly interested in why (a) certain population groups do not benefit from the same health status as others, and (b) how past and current adversities contribute to one's health status. . 
Student tasks: Perform entry-level specific activities in support of multiple research projects within the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, psychophysiology, and psycho-oncology. These tasks will include collecting and processing data related to heart rate variability, metabolism, endocrine function, and immune function. To perform general duties as needed including making copies, screening participants via phone, making recruitment calls, inputting data in spreadsheets, and organizing lab documents, as well as performing research protocols related to the study. 
Contact: Please email both Larissa Gonzales and Patricia Morales for more information on how to apply 

Overview: Our goal is to conduct research that will reduce tobacco use and other health risk behaviors among disadvantaged populations. Our lab has two major research foci: 1) using real time, field-based mobile health and human on-body sensing technologies to examine the influence of biobehavioral, contextual, psychosocial, and socioeconomic factors on behavior, and to develop just-in-time adaptive interventions using that information, 2) developing innovative strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based interventions to reduce disparities. We utilize a transdisciplinary, translational, team science approach and are members of the National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K; https://md2k.org/). MD2K brings together researchers in computer science, engineering, medicine, psychology, and statistics to advance health through mobile sensor big data. Students have the opportunities to gain hands-on research experience supporting several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Availability: 3-4 positions in Spring 2016.
Prerequisites: We are looking for bright and dedicated students with background and interests in psychology, computer science, or engineering. Two semesters of commitment required. Due to the nature of our research, we will not be able to take on students for 1 credit hour. Students must be willing to commit to 2 or 3 credit hours.
Contact: Please contact Ms. Patricia Figueroa for information.

  
Dr. Simon Fischer-Baum (area: cognitive/cognitive neuroscience)
Overview: Work in the Fischer-Baum Lab involves understanding the representations and processes involved in language processing and memory. Multiple projects are ongoing at any time, using a wide range of empirical methods: studies of individuals with brain-damage, fMRI, ERP, TMS, eye-tracking and behavioral experiments.
Student Tasks:
 Ideally, student's working in the lab will work participate in a complete research project, from conception to publication, using one of the techniques used in the lab. As a result, there are opportunities in the lab for students who are interested in cognitive neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and neuroimaging. As a part of their project, students will have to read the relevant literature, design and administer experiments, analyze data and prepare results for presentation or publication. In order to see a project through in its entirety, I am particularly interested in students who can make a multi-semester commitment. Students will have to attend lab meetings prepared to discuss their individual projects. 
Grading:
 Grades will be based on satisfactory and timely completion of all assigned tasks, lab presentation, and a final paper.
Availability: Contact us for availability for Spring 2017.
Credits per Semester: 2-3 (3 hours of lab work per week are required for each credit hour)
Contact: Send a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Fischer-Baum.
  
Dr. Özge Gürcanli (area: cognitive)
Overview: My research addresses the question of how we talk about what's happening in the world around us by exploring the mapping between event and linguistic representations. I take both a cross-linguistic and a developmental approach to investigate the mechanisms that link these core knowledge systems.Language allows us to talk about various events by providing multiple tools; the main action or state in the event is expressed by verbs, the event participants are denoted by Noun Phrases (NPs) and the relationship between the participants are not only expressed by the verb but also by the syntactic configuration of NPs (i.e. syntactic frame). In my research program, I explore the mapping between event and linguistic representations; two main projects involve the language of spatial relations and the language of mutual and non-mutual events.
Availability: Please contact Dr. Gürcanli for availability.

Dr. Michelle "Mikki" Hebl (area: industrial/organizational)
OverviewOur lab primarily conducts research concerning stigmatization, discrimination, and diversity issues in workplace settings. We have and/or are currently examining such individual-level strategies as acknowledgment, compensation, individuation, and adjusting realistic expectations. A focus solely on individual-level strategies is problematic, in our view, as it misplaces responsibility for remediation on the already stigmatized individual. As such, we also examine organizational remediation strategies such as the adoption of friendly climates, provision of behavioral scripts, enhancement of diversity figures within an organizational setting, framing of diversity goals, and mentoring programs. Other topics relevant to social and industrial/organizational psychology are also addressed to some extent. Our lab conducts several different research projects at any given time, coordinated by Dr. Hebl and four graduate students. There is also a large professional development component in which we try to guide research assistants into their careers of choice. 
Student tasks: Students engage in most aspects of the research process including data collection, data entry, subject recruitment, experiment proctoring, literature reviews, theory/idea generation, and manuscript review/editing.
Grading: Weekly activity logs will be used as well as concrete completed tasks. There is also a final paper in which the student outlines what he/she did in the lab and proposes a future research endeavor. 
Contact: Please contact Abby Corrington or Carlos Moreno for availability.  

Dr. Phil Kortum (area: human factors/human-computer interaction)
Overview: Research in my lab focuses on a variety of applied human factors issues, including: 1) Voting system usability. We are now beginning to examine various aspects of voting systems, trying to understand how users interact with these systems, what kinds of errors they make and how we might design secure voting systems that are highly usable by the general population and those voters who may have physical disabilities. 2) Measuring the usability of products and services. We have been collecting data using Brookes' System Usability Scale (SUS) for over a decade now, reporting on what usability scores look like across wide range of products. This data will allow usability practitioners to benchmark their results against a varied set of products and services, including telephones, television set top boxes, interactive voice services, wireless phones, PDAs and various software applications. 3) Human factors of wireless mobile computing. With the advent of the smartphone, users now have always-on access to the internet via traditional web browsing and a host of dedicated applications. We hope to gain a better understanding of how users have integrated this ubiquitous computing device into their lives and how they use it over extended periods of time. 4) Web use and navigation. We are currently investigating several lines of related research in this area. The first of these is concerned with how users deal with changes to web pages; specifically, how do users cope when navigation structures change over the course of several visits. We are also interested in how people use the web to find specific information that is relevant to them, and how they determine the 'goodness' of that information.
Availability: Please contact Dr. Kortum for availability

Dr. David Lane (area: human factors/human-computer interaction; training)
Overview: How do people become experts? Researchers have grappled with this question for decades, but have not yet been able to answer it definitively. Although it is evident that there are substantial individual differences in performance, there is disagreement about the relative importance of various sources of individual differences. In this current project, we aim to address this question by investigating cognitive abilities related to chess expertise.
Student tasks: Students will participate in most aspects of the research process, including subject recruitment, data collection, data analysis, and or manuscript review/editing.
Grading: Grades will be based on assigned tasks and a final paper.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior status preferred, but not required. Minimum GPA of 3.0. 
Contact: Please contact Alicia Chang to indicate your interest

Dr. Randi Martin (area: cognitive; systems and cognitive neuroscience)
Overview: Research in the Brain and Language Lab involves the psychology and neuropsychology of language. One interest is the nature of verbal short-term memory (STM) and its role in language comprehension and production and in long-term learning. The basic premise being investigated is that there are separable phonological and semantic contributions to short-term memory which play differing roles in sentence comprehension and production.  We are investigating the different types of STM deficits displayed by aphasic patients and the relation of these deficits to language processing. We currently have NiH funded research to study the recovery of STM and language production from the acute stage (within 72 hrs of stroke) to one year post-onset, examining both behavioral and neural changes. We are also investigating the STM-language processing relation in healthy young and olde subjects through standard behavioral tests and through functional magnetic imaging and event-related potentials.   Additional research aresa of interest include semantic processing, speech perception, and the relation of short-term and long-term memory.  All areas are addressed by behavioral studies and a variety of cognitive neuroscience techniques.
Availability: Please contact Dr. Martin  for further availability. 1-2 positions open for Spring 2017.

Dr. Fred Oswald (area: industrial/organizational)
Overview: Work in Dr. Oswald's lab involves defining, modeling, and predicting societally relevant outcomes (e.g. job performance, academic performance, satisfaction, turnover) from psychological measures that are based on cognitive and motivational constructs (e.g. cognitive abilities, personality traits, situational judgment tests, job knowledge and skill, and biographical data).
Student tasks: RAs will be expected to help with recruiting participants, conducting orientation sessions, and running participants in lab studies. 
Grading: Student' performance will be evaluated based on their fulfillment of RA responsibilities, including assisting with data collection and data entry, attending necessary group meetings, and being prompt in regular communication.
Resources for RAs: In addition to getting help with research interest navigation and professional development, students working in the lab will have the opportunity to attend statistical methods training workshops.
Availability: No positions available for Spring 2017.

Dr. James Pomerantz (area: cognitive; systems and cognitive neuroscience)
Overview: Our lab is investigating perceptual organization in vision, i.e. Gestalt psychology. Our primary problem is how elements in our field of view are grouped. How do the pixels that make up an image get assembled in the eye and brain into whole objects? We study this using several converging techniques including visual search and selective attention.
Student tasks: New lab members begin by attending lab meetings and helping with the setting up and running of experiments. As they gain experience, they focus on one or two specific experiments and take a greater role in helping design them, run them, analyze the data, and brainstorm for future experiments. The most advanced students take the lead on a given study, sometimes as part of a senior honors thesis. Students are expected to present (or co-present) their work at the annual RURS event in April. Many students become co-authors on papers and posters presented at national conferences.
Grading: Students are expected to produce, or assist in producing, a report at the end of each semester, but that can take several forms. A posted presented at a conference like RURS is the ideal; so is a manuscript submitted for publication. A regular research paper will suffice, including several pages summarizing the problem, the experiment, the result and conclusions, with figures are references.
Availability: No positions available for Fall 2016.
Prerequisites: Students will be recruited from Dr. Pomerantz's undergraduate course in perception, PSYC351: Psychology of Perception. Four semesters of commitment preferred.
 

OPPORTUNITIES WITH COLLABORATORS IN THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (updated 10/31/2016)
As of Fall 2016, the Rice University supervisor for all opportunities listed below is Dr. Chris Fagundes (christopher.fagundes@rice.edu). After you are accepted as a research assistant in one of these labs, you must send him an email with information about the lab you are joining and the name of your supervisor. Dr. Fagundes will then schedule a meeting to sign your special registration form and go over the PSYC485 research contract. All PSYC485 students who are working with off-campus supervisors must complete a final paper that meets the following requirements: 6-8 pages (double spaced) in the format of an empirical journal article or review paper, written in APA style; the topic will be decided by the student and TMC supervisor, but must be related to the research project(s) that the student was involved with during the semester. 

Dr. Kellen Gandy, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine
Overview: Our research lab at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine is looking for dedicated undergraduate students to join our psychiatry research lab. Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of various psychiatric disorders, practice clinical assessments, observe brain imaging techniques and gain experience in data management. We are in need of students who can volunteer at least 6 hours (or more) per week. We will provide many opportunities for growth within the lab both professionally and personally.
Contact: If interested, please contact Dr. Gandy at kgandy@bcm.edu to set up an interview with the research team.

Perceptual Neuroscience (Dr. Jeffrey Yau, Baylor College of Medicine) 
Overview: One of our lab's primary research aims is to identify fundamental principles of sensory processing in humans. Our studies address how each modality operates individually and cooperatively in processing spatial and temporal information, using psychophysics, fMRI, and noninvasive brain stimulation; the lab's immediate areas of interest cover pitch processing, texture perception, and scene segmentation.  We are also interested in characterizing how distributed brain regions collaborate in functional cortical networks for perception and action; studies in this area aim to understand how the brain's intrinsic architecture reflects or shapes the functional interactions between brain regions and how state-dependent areal coupling is dynamically gated by attention or task execution.
Student tasks: Students will receive training in behavior, brain stimulation, and fMRI techniques. Students will be expected to assist in conducting experiments and analyzing data. Students will also be assigned regular scientific article readings on research-related topics. 
Grading: Grades will be based on satisfactory completion of all assigned tasks and responsibilities, in addition to a final paper. Attendance at lab meetings is highly recommended, schedule permitting.  
Availability: 2-3 positions per semester (including summer). Candidates willing to commit to multiple semesters are desirable, but extended positions are not guaranteed and will be offered based on performance criteria.
Contact: Send a CV and statement of research interests to Dr. Jeffrey Yau with "RA position" in the subject line.  

 UT Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic (Dr. Deborah Pearson, UT Health Science Center)
Overview: The Developmental Psychopathology Laboratory specializes in research and treatment of cognitive and behavioral problems in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental, neurological, and genetic conditions. Students have the opportunity to work with patients having a wide variety of developmental and learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities (e.g., dyslexia), Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), and Phenylketonuria (PKU).
Student tasks: Responsibilities include assisting with developmental, psychological, and neuropsychological testing, scheduling participants for research protocols, and data management. Students must complete training in the standardized psychological tests used in the clinic, patient recruitment and screening techniques, protection of human subjects, and complete HIPPA certification. Students will also be assigned background reading in areas of developmental psychopathology, with emphasis on ADHD and autism. After training is completed, students will assist with clinical/developmental testing (including assisting with test administration, recording behavioral observations, test scoring, report generation/correspondence). They will also assist with general research tasks such as patient screening/scheduling, data entry/analysis, poster/manuscript/grant generation, and literature searches.
Grading: Student grades will be based on both performance (including attendance) in the clinic and a final paper. 
Prerequisites: junior or senior status preferred but not required; mandatory 2 semester commitment. Interns must purchase individual malpractice insurance (about $100/year) and pay for their own parking if necessary (although a shuttle runs from a location nearby Rice to our clinic building). Coursework in abnormal and/or developmental psychology is preferred but not required.
Availability: average 2-3 positions per year. No availability for Spring 2017.
Contact: Dr. Deborah Pearson; alternate contact: Rosleen Mansour
 

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurology (Dr. Denise Chen)
Overview: Olfaction in humans is closely linked to emotion, social behavior, and health. Impaired olfaction is observed in almost every affective and neurological disorder and predicts cognitive and physical decline in older adults. The goal of our research is to understand how olfaction works in health and disease, and to use olfaction as a tool to better understand, diagnose, and treat clinical disorders.
Student tasks: Students will be trained to assess olfaction and its interaction with other senses. Students are expected to actively participate in weekly lab/journal club meetings and to take turns presenting journal articles related to olfaction. Students will write up and present to the lab a term paper on a topic of their choice that is related to olfaction. Students will be responsible for routine lab work, including cleaning glassware and conducting literature searches. Students will participate in the creative process of generating and testing research ideas.
Grading: conscientiousness, reliability, and ability to take initiative and make meaningful contributions to the lab in addition to a final paper.
Prerequisites: minimum GPA of 3.2
Availability: 4-6 positions every semester; 2 semester commitment preferred
Contact: Send a resume including GPA, courses taken, and prior research experience to  Dr. Denise Chen

Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health Sciences (Dr. Robert McLaughlin).
Overview: Skills assessment in behavioral health counseling. This project will appeal to students interested in the application of patient-centered counseling and psychological principles in medical care settings, and in particular to students who want exposure to the Motivational Interviewing approach to addressing addictions and behavioral health risks.
Student tasks: Research Assistants (RAs) must have excellent attentional and time management skills. RAs will be trained in coding Motivational Interviewing skills and will then code audio recordings of "simulated patient" behavioral health consultations conducted by graduate students in Allied Health. Other responsibilities include data entry and verification, maintaining confidentiality of all records and research data, logging work hours and productivity, and other research and record keeping tasks as time permits. RAs may also have the opportunity to work on other projects under Dr. McLaughlin's direction.
Grading: Student grades will be determined by the student's participation in the lab tasks outlined in the PSYC485 research contract in addition to a final paper. 
Location: Training is conducted on site at Baylor College of Medicine. Specific hours on site at BCM are negotiable. Once competency in coding is established, coding tasks may be completed remotely.
Prerequisites: Research Methods (PSYC340), junior or senior status, minimum GPA of 3.0.
Availability: No availability for Spring 2017

Baylor College of Medicine Attachment and Neurodevelopment Lab (Dr. Lucy Puryear Nutter & Dr. Sohye Kim)
Overview: Our research assistants will work on projects that take place at the Texas Children's Hospital Pavillion for Women and the Attachment and Neurodevelopment Lab. Our projects focus on mother-infant attachment and the role that oxytocin plays in bonding and brain responses, including that of mothers with postpartum depression. This includes a study of woman and their infants, examining maternal brain and hormone responses to infant facial expressions usinf functional MRI.
Student tasks: Our research assistants will help with processing of infant face images and cry audio clips for use in the MRI scanner. They may also screen potential study participants by phone, assist in electronic data entry, and other study-related tasks. RAs may also help run study visits where questionnaires are administered, mother-infant interaction videos are recorded for maternal sensitivity coding, and saliva and blood samples are taken for oxytocin assay. Depending on level of experience and enthusiasm, students may also participate in preprocessing functional MRI data.
Prerequisites: minimum GPA of 3.2; two semester commitment required
Availability: 1-2 positions per semester (including summer)
Contact: Send your resume (including GPA), courses taken, and prior research experience to Ana Gonzalez

 
 Baylor College of Medicine Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (Dr. Sanjay Mathew)
Overview: At the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, we coordinate clinical trials of investigational medications. We are evaluating the next generation of psychoactive medications as we seek to improve and expand the repertoire of treatments available to psychiatrists and psychologists.
Student tasks: Our research assistants will help with screening potential study participant phone calls, screening and study-related visits, electronic data entry, report preparation, and other study-related tasks, in addition to attending program meetings.
Grading: Overall grade will be based on performance with assigned tasks, ability to meet the expected time commitment, willingness to learn, overall professional attitude, and the end of the semester review paper.
Availability: 2-3 per semester; 2 semester commitment required. Students are welcome to apply for Spring 2017.
Prerequisites: Demonstrated interest in psychiatric or psychological research is desirable, but not required. Students must have transportation to and from our off-campus office.
Contact: Please send your resume to Tabish Iqbal  

Nantz National Alzheimer's Research Center (Dr. Belen Pascual). 
Overview: The NNAC aims to  identify the most appropriate imaging modalities and the best methods of analysis for tracking neurodegenerative diseases over time. Also, they are adapting measures of social and emotional cognition, and other cognitive functions, for valid use in these patients. Working in this lab will provide students with the opportunity to interact with patients and become familiar with the use of sophisticated neuroimaging techniques.
Grading: Student grades will be determined by the student's participation in the lab tasks outlined in the PSYC485 research contract in addition to a final paper. 
Availability: 1-2 students per semester (including summer)
Contact: Send your resume and unofficial transcript to executive secretary Nena Bernal   

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics (Dr. Marni Axelrad/Dr. Kelly Banneyer)
Overview: The Brief Behavioral Intervention (BBI) program is a behaviorally-focused parent management training program shown to reduce disruptive behavior in preschoolers with diagnoses of ADHD and ODD. The goal of our research is to understand how the effects of treatment change over time and to apply the intervention to other populations.
Student tasks: Assemble packets of questionnaires, place reminder calls to participants, score questionnaires, enter data electronically, complete literature reviews, and engage in other study-related tasks; Possibility to attend presentations and/or to observe therapy sessions based on schedule availability
Grading: Student grades will be determined by the student's participation in the lab tasks outlined in the PSYC485 research contract in addition to a final paper.
Prerequisites: Must have transportation to and from our off-campus site
Availability: 1 position available for Spring 2017
Contact: Complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/Cr0Oai94kIbFwRd52