Our research could not be conducted without the help from a strong research team made up of undergraduate and graduate students. Our Lab Director, Dr. Mills, thinks that being actively involved with the research process is an important part of education in psychology. Because of this, research assistants (RAs) in our laboratory are involved in a wide range of activities, from designing studies to gathering and preparing materials to running studies and analyzing the data. In addition, RAs also attend regular lab meetings where we read research articles and discuss our research progress and findings.
We are always looking for bright undergraduates to join our laboratory. If you are interested in the research that we do and are enthusiastic, responsible, hard-working, and friendly, please email Dr. Mills at candice dot mills at utdallas dot edu to request an application. Each semester, there are several directed studies and volunteer RA positions, usually requiring a commitment of 10 hours a week. We strongly prefer students who can make at least a two semester commitment to the lab, as it takes some time to be trained on the research techniques. The more you can put into the lab, the more you can get out of it.
If you are interested in joining our lab as a graduate student, please contact Dr. Mills at candice dot mills at utdallas dot edu. Ideal candidates will have had research experience (though not necessarily directly related to our work in the Think Lab) and are passionate about studying social cognition across the lifespan. Funding may be available for strong doctoral candidates.