FROM A CLINICAL GRAD STUDENT:
I am writing to tell you about an incredible psychology research opportunity. I am a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Hofstra, and am working with another Ph.D. student, Justin DiScalfani, on his dissertation. Justin’s dissertation focuses on different aspects of treatment for people who have a fear of flying.
We are looking for three motivated undergraduate psychology students who have an interest in gaining research experience in the field of psychology. This will be a great way to learn more about the field, as well as a wonderful addition to your resume if you are thinking of applying to graduate school.
As a research assistant for this study, you would be responsible for watching DVDs of treatment sessions that Justin and I have already conducted (about 30 minutes long, though you won’t need to watch the whole thing), and coding the behaviors of the study participants. This means that you will be looking out for specific behaviors, and marking them down on a piece of paper if they occur. I will explain this to you in more detail once you have decided that you would like to help us out.
If you are interested, please send a brief letter of interest and a copy of your transcript to me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you in advance for your interest, and I look forward to working with you.
Rebecca Skolnick, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidate