Psychology ‘Hackathon’ Event Survey

A few graduate students in the Psychology Department are planning a Hackathon for the end of the semester. To help plan this event, we hope that you will answer a super short survey! Here is the link to the survey: For more details regarding the event: Computer programming skills are becoming increasingly more important when applying to graduate programs, and are necessary for answering contemporary research questions. On a broader scale, programming allows people to take new perspectives when problem solving and opens up new opportunities in terms of personal growth, employment, and digital literacy. A “Hackathon” is an […]

Participate in an Emotion and Music Study to get a $10 Tim Hortons Gift Card!

Dear potential participant: My name is Matthew Moreno. I am a doctoral candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, working under the supervision of Dr. Earl Woodruff. I am conducting research as part of my dissertation to explore the role that music has on how we learn and the emotions that surround that process. This study uses cutting-edge facial expression recognition and psychophysiology measurement technologies to assess real-time emotional states. I hope that this study can provide empirical evidence to help us understand the underlying constructs of academic emotions, and how music influences learning and performance. […]

Recruiting Research Assistants!

Hi everyone, I am a PhD student in Organizational Behaviour at the Rotman School of Management, and I am currently looking for volunteer research assistants for this term (starting immediately) to help design and run studies on gender and self-presentation in the job search process. I am 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) is an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to commit at least six hours to lab work each week, and will have the opportunity to engage with […]

PSA 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 […]

Hiring RAs for Winter 2019!

The Social Psychophysiological Research & Quantitative Methods Lab (SPRQL) is currently seeking applications for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions for the Winter 2019 semester. Hired RAs can expect to gain firsthand experience as part of complex study designs involving psychophysiological measurement techniques and data-coding. This is also a valuable opportunity for students who would like to receive a strong letter of reference in the future. Students who are interested in this position should: – Preferably have a strong academic background (particularly in psychology). – Be able to commit to 6-8 hours/week lab shifts. – Be reliable, conscientious, and detail-oriented. – […]