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Summer Research Training in Psychological Sciences

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Translational Research in Psychological Sciences- Human Factors is an 8-week paid research traineeship at Rice University in Houston, TX. Up to eight undergraduates will conduct research full time with internationally recognized faculty on topics in behavioral research that have clear applications to real-world problems. Examples include driving, health care, health psychology, election ballots, hiring decisions, organizational and workplace environments, discrimination, human-computer interaction, language, leadership, teamwork and training, education, and usability. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Activities: The goal of the program is for students to develop advanced research skills and become more competitive for graduate school. Skills include conducting literature reviews, understanding and critiquing scientific articles, designing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results in terms of real-world applications, conducting research responsibly, working collaboratively, and communicating results to others. There is a voluntary research component to the training program that aims to evaluate whether the program was successful. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Rice University. The research is independent of the training program and it will be the student's choice to participate in the research.

Stipend: Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000. Covered expenses include lodging, meals, travel to and from the program site, and travel to present research at a conference. Students also receive some funds for study participants and incidental laboratory expenses.

Eligibility: Participants in the training program must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. and must be currently enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree. Females, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.
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Application Deadline: 1/1/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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Rice University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Health Science
Human Perception
Human-Computer Interaction
Language & Communication Sciences
Organizational Psychology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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