Student working on a research project.

RA For Affective Science, Personaity, And Emotional Disorders Lab

This lab focuses on understanding vulnerability factors for mood and anxiety disorders in adults, such as personality traits and emotion regulation strategies, in order to inform assessment, prevention, and treatment of these disorders. We also examine the structure of mood and anxiety disorders to delineate shared and unique symptoms. We work with clinical and non-clinical research participants using a variety of methodologies (self-report, clinical interview, cognitive assessment, collecting data in the natural setting). RAs in our lab learn about these disorders by attending weekly lab meetings, discussing current research, and helping to collect and enter data. Students considering a career in clinical psychology or related fields will receive mentoring, and opportunities to pursue individual research projects may be available. NOTE: We require a one-year or greater commitment, for 9 hours per week.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Clinical psychology
Student Skill-Set Needed: 3.2 or higher GPA, coursework in psychology, commitment to the lab for 9 hrs per week for 1 year or more
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Kristin Gainey
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: 216 Park Hall
Phone: 645-0240