Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Cognition and Psychopathology (CAP) Lab uses experimental methods to study underlying chronic worry in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and seeks to identify ways to tailor and improve psychological treatments targeting worry. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant (RA) to help with an ongoing research study examining the benefits of a novel “mental habits training” for chronic worry. Primarily, we are looking for someone who would contribute to this study through assisting with data management (data entry, spreadsheet organization, etc.) and recruitment procedures (managing participant interest, advertising for the study). This opportunity would be well suited for a student with interests in anxiety and worry who is interested in further developing their research experience and skills relating to data management and study coordination. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-directed, and interpersonally professional applicants who would be able to commit at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. For more information on the CAP Lab, please visit our website: http://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/caplab/


To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, expectations, and availability to the CAP Lab Manager: 

Sherya Jagtap



Volunteer Office Position

Some spots have recently become available at Broadview Psychology.

Broadview Psychology is a private practice specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy located in Toronto’s east end (Broadview and Danforth).

We provide our volunteers with hands on clinical, research, and administrative experience. They work closely with Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers and students at all levels.

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Mentorship Opportunity!

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Section for Students in Psychology is launching the third edition of its Mentorship Program to promote leadership and mentorship among student affiliates.

This program aims to match undergraduate students (i.e. mentees) with graduate/post-doc students (i.e. mentors) with similar interests and career goals. Graduate students will provide mentorship in the form of guidance, advice, information, and support to undergraduate students looking for direction within the domain of psychology. Undergraduate mentees receive guidance from mentors, while graduate student mentors can gain experience in a leadership role and expand their CV.

The deadline to apply is Friday August 18, 2017 (http://www.cpa.ca/students/mentorship).

Please feel free to contact me at chelsea.moran2@mail.mcgill.ca if you have any questions. Thank you! 0001 0002Mentor RecruitmentMentor Recruitment-2


Research Opportunity Position!

Research Opportunity Program (ROP) Position: Scott Lab
Work in Dr. Katreena Scott’s Lab to gain valuable research experience for a full-course credit through the Research Opportunity Program (ROP)!
Position Title Research Opportunity Program (ROP299/399) Student — Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Project Code LTE 15
Project Title Safe and Understood: Intervening with Families to Promote Healthy Child Outcomes and Prevent Abuse Recurrence for Young Child Victims of Domestic Violence Exposure
Number of Positions 3
Selected ROP students will become involved in an applied cluster randomized trial, studying the impact of embedding two promising, community-based interventions within child protection services. These interventions aim to reduce impairment and prevent abuse recurrence in young child victims (0 to 4) of exposure to domestic violence.
  1. Mothers in Mind promotes the social, emotional, and developmental health of young children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Using a trauma-informed approach, it acknowledges the impact of violence and trauma on people’s lives, and focuses on client safety and empowerment, and on increasing maternal sensitivity.
  2. Caring Dads engages fathers in group settings to develop positive parenting skills, break cycles of violence, and support children’s healing and development.
Primary outcomes for the cluster randomized trial are re-referral to child protection, and child social and emotional development. We are also following families across three assessment points to gain a better understanding of developmental trajectories. Our assessment includes: (1) parent self-reports of child and family functioning; (2) observations of mothers and fathers in interaction with their children and in a co-parenting interaction; and (3) task-based and eye-tracker measures of children’s developing emotional regulation and neuropsychological functioning.
Selected ROP students will be assigned specific responsibilities (e.g., coding father-/mother-child interaction, examining psychophysiological data), and have the opportunity to use related data to propose and examine questions relevant to the project. They will attend and participate in lab meetings, as well as prepare a research poster for the annual 299/399 undergraduate research fair.
Depending on level of experience, they may also be trained to:
  • Attend intervention groups as part of recruitment efforts
  • Conduct interviews with child protection workers
  • Work with senior students to conduct assessments of mothers, fathers, and young children.


Additional Information

This is an exceptional opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a career in clinical psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. More detailed information on the project and application process can be found here: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop/courses. This position is under the Applied Psychology and Human Development section (Project Code: LTE 15).


Research Assistant Position!

Volunteer Research Assistant

You will be involved in a study examining older adults’ vulnerability to fraud, conducted in Kang Lee’s Development Lab (kangleelab.com). 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 adults aged 18-95
– Recruit and schedule participants
– Code and record results
– Perform other administrative tasks in the lab
This position is ideally suited for students from St George campus or who live downtown, and who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year in September. Those who are studying psychology or a related field and who are interested in pursuing graduate school in the future are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a highly motivated student interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, gerontology, or a related field and is seeking a lab to develop their research skills.
Qualifications include:
– A strong background working with people (working with older adults would be an asset)
– Strong attention to detail
– The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
– Excellent communication (both written and verbal)
– Problem solving skills
– Punctuality
– Previous research/statistics experience would be an asset but is not required


Hours per week: 8-10 It is preferred that volunteers set aside two full days per week that they are free to work in the lab (although the total number of hours per week will only be 8-10).

Length of position: 1 year commitment minimum

Start date: July 15th

Location: Work will take place at OISE (252 Bloor St W). Occasional participant recruitment events will happen in the community (all TTC accessible).

Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and weekly availability for the summer (including weekend) to rebecca.judges@mail.utoronto.ca


Research Assistants Needed!

Volunteer Research Assistant

Volunteer Position Research Assistant
Requirements Previous experience coding or willingness to be trained
Responsibilities Coding qualitative data, maintaining website, weekly meetings
Number of Positions 4

What Does a Volunteer Research Assistant Do?

Volunteer Research Assistants are academic student volunteers hired by principal researchers (also known as principal investigators (PI), or project directors) to assist in carrying out a particular research project. Research assistantships are intended to provide students the opportunity to learn proper research procedures and techniques.


Volunteer Research Assistant Responsibilities

Volunteer Research Assistants will be responsible for assisting the principal researcher (Sasha Reid, M.A.) in a variety of non-administrative tasks which may include:

  • Collecting data such as interviews, audio, and video files
  • Uploading files to website and website maintenance
  • Identifying and preparing resources for analysis
  • Coding qualitative data
  • Documenting results
  • Attending weekly meetings (via skype or in person)
  • File and maintainconfidential documents
  • Performing other related duties as required


Volunteer Research Assistant Requirements

Volunteers are expected to have the following skills:

  • Previous experience coding is an asset but not necessarily requited as training will be provided, regardless
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Strong time management skills

 Please send both your resume and cover letter to: sasha.reid@mail.utoronto.ca by July 15th, 2017.


Scam Detection Study!

Participate in a study on phishing and email scams!

Receive $10 for participating in a 1-hour-long psychology study looking at the ability to detect scams.
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
If interested, please contact:
Kang Lee’s Development Lab
Studies will take place at 252 Bloor St WScam Detection Study