Research Assistants Needed

From Ph.D. candidate Michael Goldberg:

I am looking for 2-3 undergraduate research assistants to assist me in my dissertation data collection. I would prefer if they are psychology majors who have completed a research methods course. Being that it is of utmost importance that my RA’s can appreciate the research process and the importance of consistency and dedication, I believe that a competitive GPA of a 3.5 will be necessary to be considered for the position.

I will be studying Separation Anxiety Disorder in children young children ages 6-9 years old. We will examine the use of video modeling techniques as an intervention to reduce separation anxiety. The RA’s will be responsible for scoring questionnaires completed by parents and child, as well as coding separation anxiety behaviors during weekly separation situations conducted at the Saltzman Community Services Center. We are aiming for 8-10 children, who will be observed for 9 minutes each, weekly. Because sessions can be recorded using DVR discs, attendance by all RA’s at each session is not necessary, but coding must be completed each week. The weekly time commitment will be about 6 hours per week. Training in coding will be provided prior to the start of data collection. Preference will be given to those who will be available to start in Summer, however, all applicants will be considered.

Those who are interested may contact me by email: or cell: (347)694-5655
Michael R. Goldberg, M.A.
Adjunct Instructor
Senior Crisis Counselor
Campus Representative, Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT)
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
Doctoral Candidate; Clinical & School Psychology
Hofstra University
Cell: (347) 694-5655


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