Summer Program for Undergraduate Research – Personality Psychology

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR provides an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct hands-on research and research-related activities full-time for eight weeks, working closely with a social-personality psychology faculty mentor at the mentor’s university. The program allows students to participate in an active lab with a research focus that they would not otherwise be able to access. Continue reading

Internship in Autism clinic on campus

The Autism Clinic on campus is seeking motivated undergraduate students who are looking to gain hands on experience and learn about diagnostic assessment for Autism (including psychological and achievement testing as well as specialized Autism testing). Weekly commitment would include 2 hours per week (ideally, must be free Tuesday’s from 12:00-2:30pm) and independent writing time (~1 hour per week). This would be a wonderful opportunity to work with a team of graduate students and supervisor in a behavioral observation role during evaluation of children/adults. Please contact Founding Director, Dr. Gilbert ( and Clinical Coordinator, Ashley Ragusa (aragusa1@pride.hofstra.ed) with resume if interested.

The Bio-Behavioral Institute is recruiting Research Assistants

Bio-Behavioral Institute
935 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021 |
  • The Bio-Behavioral Institute is an internationally known psychology and psychiatric clinic dedicated to the treatment and research of anxiety and mood disorders.
  • We are currently recruiting Psychology majors (Junior or Senior) to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per week at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. Entering data; 2. Analyzing data; 3. Literature research; 4. Organizing events; 5. Assistance in therapeutic exercises and experiments.
  • We provide a great opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in various research topics such as OCD, BDD, Hoarding Disorder, etc.
  • All interested applicants please send CV to


Volunteer opportunity with young adults with autism

In coordination with Hofstra University, Community Mainstreaming Associates is running a program for young adults (18+) with autism on the Hofstra campus. They are looking for volunteers to interact with the students. Although the ideal time for this will be around noontime for lunch at the Student Center, there may be other times you can help in the mornings. The program runs Tuesdays from Sept. 27-Nov. 1.  Please contact Ms. Eileen McDonald Egan at 516-683-0710, ext 204 if you are interested in volunteering.


Weekend job opportunity working with young woman with autism

A parent in Nassau County is looking for a student to help work with a young woman with autism on weekend afternoons. The position would involve training from a board-certified behavior analyst, and would include supervision. See attached flyer for more information and the contact information for more details.

Research assistant job at Cornell University

The Development of Social Cognition Lab, directed by Katherine Kinzler, recently moved to Cornell from the University of Chicago.  We are looking to hire a Research Assistant.  Start-date is flexible and review of applications will commence immediately.

The lab focuses on social-cognitive development, with an emphasis on how language marks social groups.  Current research areas of focus include: 1) The development of language as a social category; 2) NIH-funded research on food choice and social cognition; 3) Templeton-funded research on the social consequences of multilingual environments; 4) Moral development and intuitive approaches to law and psychology.  For more information, please see the lab’s website at Continue reading

Research assistant position at University of Maryland, Child Development Laboratory

A research assistant position is available at the University of Maryland, Child Development Laboratory. The successful applicant will work on a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study (TOTS). This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development. Participants are now entering middle adolescence, and the position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing these subjects and their families. The research assistant will also supervise and manage a team of undergraduate research assistants; including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management.   Continue reading