Undergraduate Training

SRL Undergraduate Research Team 2015 (Shown left to right, Alejandro Hernandez, Alejandra Alcaraz, Dylan Houck, graduate student Chris Begeny, Sarai Rodriguez (project manager), Maysa Hamdallah, Artin Saeidi, not shown - Marnee McClellan)

SRL Undergraduate Research Team 2015 (Shown left to right, Alejandro Hernandez, Alejandra Alcaraz, Dylan Houck, Chris Begeny (graduate student supervisor), Sarai Rodriguez (project manager), Maysa Hamdallah, Artin Saeidi, not shown – Marnee McClellan)

The success of the Social Relations lab depends upon the involvement of bright and motivated undergraduates, and we welcome your interest in this research and teaching laboratory. Getting involved in research is a good way to see whether psychology is for you, and if it is, to obtain the research experience and training that you will need to gain admission to psychology graduate programs or related fields of study (e.g., organizational behavior, public policy, education, political science, law).

As a research assistant in this lab, you will be working closely with other members of the laboratory on one or more of our ongoing research projects. Your involvement may include scheduling and running subjects, entering or coding data, conducting basic data analysis, preparing materials for projects, or doing literature searches.

Past research assistants have found it useful to register for course credit through the Psych 194 A/Bseries or the SRP program. Other students have joined us through the PROPS program (see Department webpage for more information on PROPS). Several students who started out in the lab as research assistants have later been admitted into the Departmental Honors Program to work on their own projects under Dr. Huo’s supervision. In addition, a number of students who have worked in our lab are now either pursuing graduate studies in psychology or are employed in post-graduate research positions.

If you are interested in becoming a research assistant in the lab, please click on the link below to print out the Research Assistant Application. Please turn in your application to Dr. Huo’s Faculty mailbox, or email it to huo@psych.ucla.edu. If we need assistants at that time , we will contact you for an interview. If we do not need assistants at that time, we will keep your application on file, and we will contact you at a later time (if you wish-there is a space to specify this on the application). In general, if you want to work with us a particular quarter, you should submit an application several weeks before the quarter begins.

SRL RA Application