The lab is dedicated to examining the impact of different types of childhood adversity (e.g., interpersonal trauma, family disruption, poverty, racism, etc.) and stress on psychological and physical health at different developmental stages. We use various research methods across our different studies, including online surveys, lab-based stress tasks, equipment that measures heart rate and other measures of stress physiology, behavioral observation (coding of participant behavior video-recorded during a lab visit), and computer tasks that measure attitudes.
Research Assistant Responsibilities
In addition to engaging lab members in learning and using these methods, the lab is designed to support students’ professional and academic growth. RAs work up to 10 hours per week and receive training and gain experience in different aspects of psychology research including data collection and data management, interacting with research participants, using physiology equipment to measure stress, data analysis and writing.
Either currently enrolled at SFSU or have a BA or BS (any subject, any university)
Undergraduate GPA > 3.0
Interest in pursuing graduate education in any psychology field (MA, MS, PhD)
Organized and great attention to detail
Able to commit to lab for at least 1 year
How to Apply
To apply, please click on the Apply button above. Alternatively, you can send 1) a cover letter describing why you are interested in working in the STAR lab and why you would make an excellent RA, and 2) a resume or CV to email@example.com.