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Barry Godolphin Research Assistantship

Recent research presentations

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Presentation opportunities & summer internships




Spring 2010

Research Assistant Opportunity (please contact Lorna Catford, Ph.D.)

Opportunites to present undergraduate research:

The CSU Social Science Resaarch and Instructional Council (SSRIC) will be sponsoring its annual Student Research Conference on Friday, April 30 at Cal Poly Pomona. This is an opportunity for your students (both graduate and undergraduate) to present their research at a conference. We realize that this will be the first time most will have presented their research and we try to create a supportive environment for them. Students will be divided into panels of approximately four students each and each student will have about 15 minutes to summarize his or her work. For more information, visit the Conference Website at http://www.ssric.orc/participate/src. The site includes a link to an online registration form. Though not the main focus of the Conference, there are awards for the best undergraduate paper, the best graduate paper, and the best paper using quantitative data. Students wishing to be considered for an award should sumbit their papers as attachments when they register, and must do so by April 16. The registrration deadline for students not interested in consideration for an award is April 23. Either way, students will be asked to include a brief (<= 250 word) abstract of their presentation as they register.

Summer research internships

The Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in judgment and decision making for a summer research internship from June 20, 2010 to July 30th, 2010. The application deadline is March 1st, 2010. The CBDR Summer Research Internship is open to undergraduates who are interested in gaining familiarity with research in the field of judgment and decision-making. The Center includes researchers with training in psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, organizational behavior, neuroscience, and public policy. For information about the center and affiliated faculty, visit Interns will spend approximately 30 hours/week working on current projects in the center that relate to the research of CBDR affiliated professors and graduate students. Work will include conducting experiments with CBDR researchers in the lab and field (e.g., collecting, coding, and entering data). In weekly seminars, researchers will present the results of the research conducted by the interns the previous week and lead workshops on related topics, from intertemporal choice to the graduate admissions process. Interns will be provided with modest university-affiliated housing free upon request, but will be responsible for the cost of all transportation and meals. In additional to learning about the research process first-hand, interns will have ample time to explore the city of Pittsburgh. In 2007, Pittsburgh was named America's "most livable city" directly above San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. Its strengths include a low cost of living, excellent public transportation and climate, a vibrant arts scene including nationally renowned museums, historic districts, outdoor activities, excellent restaurants, and the best professional sports teams in 2009. More information about the city can be found at: By March 1st, applicants should submit the following materials: 1) A one page cover letter describing their research interests, research experience, their ability to participate in the entire program (i.e., from June 20th - July 30th) if selected, and whether or not they would prefer to receive free university-affiliated housing or would prefer to arrange for housing on their own. Choice of housing will in no way affect admissions decisions. 2) A C.V. including university affiliation, major, relevant courses, relevant research experiences, skills, and GPA. 3) A letter of reference from a member of the academic community, either a researcher or Professor.


Evidence-based practice (APA Presidential Task Force)

APA Division 32 position statement about evidence-based practice