01/30/18

Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity!

Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity
Lab: Ryan Lab
Description: Ryan Lab is seeking volunteer research assistants to assist with participant recruitment, testing participants (younger and older adults) and data management. Will gain experience using eyetracking technology and administering cognitive assessments. Please note that the position will be at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital (3560 Bathurst St).
Requirements: Student in 2nd year or higher with a strong academic background and a passion for psychology. Research experience an asset. 10 hr/ week minimum time commitment.
Contact: To apply, please send unofficial transcript and CV to Arber Kacollja at akacollja@research.baycrest.org
01/25/18

Research Assistants Needed!

The Verwiki is an online resource, made in association with the Consciousness and Wisdom Studies Lab, that seeks to consolidate all of the content and related information of Professor John Vervaeke’s wonderful courses into one easily accessible website.

The Verwiki will be focused both on the content and structure of Professor Vervaeke’s courses and will also be made to suit the theoretical, historical, and conceptual multi-level interconnectedness that is hallmark of these courses.
Volunteer contributors will be assisting in producing articles for the site. Volunteers can gain:

  •  A deeper understanding of the scope of their course material and cognitive science.
  • Experience in technical writing.
  •  Experience collaborating and developing a large online project that will be available for use by your fellow students.

What we need from our volunteer contributors is:

  • An exceptional ability to optimally condense complex subject matter.
  •  Clear and concise writing ability.
  • Completion of several of Professor Vervaeke’s upper level courses (the more, the better!)
  • A multi-level understanding of cognitive science that appreciates the interaction between low-level and high-level theoretical concepts.

Those interested should e-mail verwiki@cwsl.ca with their resume, transcript (informal is sufficient) and a brief summary of their relevant work and interest. Applications will only be accepted until Monday, February 5th, 2018.

01/24/18

Research Assistants Needed!

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for highly dedicated and enthusiastic students to volunteer with us!
You will be involved in a series of studies examining the development of face processing from infancy to adulthood. Using eye-tracking technology, we examine the ways in which infants, children, and adults examine and recognize faces and what factors (e.g., experience) influence such face processing abilities. Neurobehavioral methods (e.g., fNIRS) will also be used to investigate the effects of social and non-social stimuli/interactions on brain activity in children and adults. You will be involved in recruiting participants, running the experiments, coding data, preparing stimuli, and recording the results. You will also participate in training sessions to acquire the necessary skills for the current project.
Requirements:
-Be punctual
-Ability to work independently
-Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
-Problem solving skills
-Strong experience working with infants, children, and parents is preferred.
-Strong computer and technical skills is an asset.
-Some evenings and weekends are required.
This position is ideally suited for a 2nd or 3rd year student studying Psychology and/or Neuroscience and who is interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. We encourage students going into 2nd and 3rd year to apply.
Duration: Ongoing, minimum 12 month commitment required.
Schedule: We ask for a 10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending how busy the lab is. We also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful periods such as exams.
Other Requirements: As we are a big lab, volunteers must be able to respond to emails within a 24 hour window.
Application Procedure: Employer Email
If by eMail, send to: labmanager@kangleelab.com
Application Material Required:
Cover Letter
Resume
Unofficial Transcript
Weekly availability, including weekends
Please write ‘Infant Study Volunteer Research Assistant’ in the subject line of your email. This posting will close as soon as suitable candidates are hired.

01/24/18

Research Assistants Needed!

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for highly dedicated and enthusiastic students to volunteer with
us!
The research assistant will be involved in a study examining implicit and explicit racial biases in children and
adults. Our goal is to offer volunteers many opportunities to develop their research skills. Thus, as a volunteer, you will:
– Act as the main experimenter in conducting the experimental sessions with children and parents, in multiple
locations (e.g., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Ontario Science Centre, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of
Child Study)
– Collect data from participants through the completion of paper-based and computer-based tasks
– Recruit participants
– Code and record results
– Perform other administrative tasks in the laboratory
This position is ideally suited for students who have just completed their second or third year studying
psychology and who are interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. Training on most of the skills needed will be provided. However, volunteers should have a strong background working with children (in particular 2-6 year olds), excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to multitask. Experience working with an ethnically diverse group of people would be an asset. Previous experience with data collection, Excel, and SPSS would be considered beneficial.
Duration: Ongoing, minimum 12-month commitment required.
Schedule: Volunteers must have a flexible schedule as participants may be booked in on short notice at any
time of the day. We ask for a 8-10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending how busy the
lab is. We also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful
periods such as exams.
Other Requirements:
As we are a big lab, volunteers must be able to respond to emails within a 24 hour window.
Application Procedure: Employer Email
If by eMail, send to: labmanager@kangleelab.com
Application Material Required:
Cover Letter
Resume
Unofficial Transcript
Weekly availability, including weekends
Please write Racial Bias Study Volunteer Research Assistant in the subject line of your email.

01/19/18

Calling All Mentees!

Calling all first-year Psychology students! Are you looking for help with transitioning to university? Are you trying to get more involved in the psychology community at U of T? Become a mentee at the Psychology Students’ Association!

As a mentee, you will be matched with an upper year psychology student who will guide you through your psychology program. You will be able to enlist their expertise as a psychology student to learn more about research opportunities, how to manage time, handle stress, and what’s more after PSY100. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your mentor throughout the term.

To apply, please fill out the form provided below. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com

We look forward to your application!

 

MENTEE APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/r8hmoEYjRm2XmxjA2

 

PSA Academic Committee

01/18/18

Participants Needed!

Recruitment Flyer

The PEARL Lab at OISE is recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 22 for a research study on the relationship between young adults and their parents, and the impact of this relationship on risk behaviours, wellness behaviours and well-being. You must be in contact with a parent for at least 10 hours a month (including text, phone, email) and be willing to have said parent participate. The study involves you filling out one baseline survey  and then completing 30 days of short surveys from home, using an app that you download on your smartphone. We will ask you to do the same thing again in a year and two more times after that. Young adults are paid for the initial survey ($20) and for the 30 days of surveys (up to $60) each year and parents are paid $20 for each survey.

Individuals who are interested in participating can contact our lab by phone or email to hear more about the study.

Phone: 416-978-0702

Email: project.emerge@utoronto.ca

01/17/18

Mentorship Program!

Calling all upper year psychology students! Interested in developing your leadership skills or getting involved with the psychology community? Then consider becoming a mentor for the Psychology Students’ Association mentorship program!

 

The aim of the program is to connect upper year psychology students with first year students interested in psychology to facilitate their transition into university life. As a mentor, your duties will enlist your expertise as a psychology student by helping your mentees navigate through their psychology program and general university concerns. Due to the fact that this is a mentorship program, you will not be expected to tutor your mentees in course-related affairs.

 

Important: You will have the option to receive a CCR credit (winter term). If you are thinking to receive a CCR credit, please register for all three sessions of the Mentorship Foundational Trainings on this website: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mpp/mentor-development. If you have attended any of these training sessions before, you DO NOT need to attend the same training session(s). More details will be sent out shortly regarding other requirements to receive a CCR credit.

 

To apply, please fill out the form provided below. The deadline to apply is Jan 31 at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com We look forward to your application!

 

MENTOR APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/Ar5OxqlxNJbBP9Ej1

 

PSA Academic Committee

01/16/18

Training Mental Habits Study

ARE YOU A WORRIER?

We are currently recruiting participants who describe themselves as
worriers for the TRAINING MENTAL HABITS Study at Ryerson University.

*   DO YOU HAVE A HABIT OF WORRYING ABOUT MANY DIFFERENT THINGS – FOR
EXAMPLE, WORK/SCHOOL, HEALTH, FINANCES, DAY-TO-DAY TASKS?
*   DOES WORRYING INTERFERE WITH YOUR LIFE – MAKING IT HARD TO ENJOY
THINGS AND CAUSING TENSION OR DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING?
*   DO OTHER PEOPLE SAY YOU WORRY TOO MUCH?
*   DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR WORRYING?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the following study:

TRAINING MENTAL HABITS STUDY: Research has shown that unhelpful “mental
habits” can lead to chronic worry and anxiety. This study will examine the
immediate and short-term effects of training “mental habits” on worry and
anxiety. . Participation involves four visits to Ryerson University, and
an “at-home” component lasting 7 days.

STUDY CONTACT: SHREYA, caplab@psych.ryerson.ca

All study appointments will take place at 105 Bond Street at Ryerson
University. If you would like more information about this study, please
email CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA<mailto:CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA> with the
name of the study in the subject line. YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR
PARTICIPATION IF ELIGIBLE.

All queries are confidential. A phone screen (which participants will not
be compensated for) is required for all studies to determine eligibility.

All studies have been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics
Board.

01/16/18

Participants Needed for Experiment!

KLDL

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for research participants!
Study 1: Ability to detect email scams ($10 + TTC fare, 1 hour)
Eligible participants must:
• be 18-30 years old
• make their own financial decisions
• have no history of cognitive impairment
• have at least some email experience

Study 2: Social attitudes ($20 + TTC fare, 1.5 hours)
Participants must:
• be 18-25 years old
• be Caucasian or East Asian
• have lived in Canada for at least 4 years prior to beginning university
Please include your name, contact information, and availability. Studies take place at OISE – 252 Bloor St W.
01/16/18

Research Assistants Needed!

A PhD student in Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) at the Rotman School of Management is currently looking for volunteer research assistants for this year (starting immediately) to help design and run studies on consumer relationships and social behavior. They are looking for
students with strong academic records, and who are reliable,
conscientious, and capable of independent work. Relevant lab experience (e.g. running participants, knowledge of Qualtrics and data analysis) is an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to commit at least four hours to lab work each
week, and will have the opportunity to engage with multiple stages of the experimental process (e.g., study design, programming and running studies, data structuring and analysis).

If interested, please send your CV, unofficial transcript, and any other questions to kailuo.liu@rotman.utoronto.ca.