Being a research assistant (RA) is an excellent opportunity to gain important research experience and skills, to learn first-hand about the cutting-edge research contributing to the development of our field, and to build relationships with psychology faculty, researchers, and graduate students. To become a research assistant, a student should:
1) Request approval to conduct research with a psychology faculty member, or apply to open positions at a Department of Psychology research lab. Open research assistant positions are often listed on the PSYC E-News Blog's research tab.
2) Complete the PSYC479 application to receive approval to register for course credit for being a research assistant. (Note: Read this form carefully!)
3) Work with your research supervisor(s) to begin your training and your research activities.