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Making Sense of Us: A Child and Family Research Lab
Abstract:

The Making Sense of Us research lab researches parenting and psychological adjustment. Research projects focus on gender, discipline strategies, parental psychopathology, emerging adulthood, and more!

Subject:
General Lab Description
College & Department:
College of Arts & Sciences...038600 - Psychology
Available:
2015-01-22 to 2020-08-31
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
8

How to Apply:

Students should contact Dr. Cliff McKinney at cm998@msstate.edu to express their interest. Typically, students will register for a directed individual study course while working in the lab and earn course credit for their participation.

Responsibilities:

Students accepted into the lab primarily work on writing projects (e.g., literature reviews) and assist with current research projects as necessary. Qualified students also participate in conference presentations and manuscripts for publication. Exceptional students who are able to dedicate enough time may complete an honors thesis.

Position Details:

See above.

Faculty Contact:
Cliff McKinney
140 #2 Magruder Hall
(662) 325-3782
cm998@msstate.edu
Regulation and Resilience (R&R) Lab
Abstract:

R&R Lab conducts research examining risk and resilience factors involved in family violence, with a particular focus on emotion regulation, which is a transdiagnostic factor for psychopathology (e.g., substance use, aggression, and self-injurious behavior), Studies in the Regulation and Resilience Research Lab will seek to understand more about the following topics: · Child welfare and prevention of maltreatment · Parental mental health and influence on parent-child relationship · Parenting influences on emotion regulation · Influence of attachment on conflict and resilience · Etiology and assessment of emotion regulation

Subject:
Emotion Regulation and Resilience
College & Department:
College of Arts & Sciences...038600 - Psychology
Available:
2015-03-04 to 2020-05-31
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
10

How to Apply:

Students who are interested in this work are encouraged to email Dr. Oliveros.

Responsibilities:

Students working in this lab have the opportunity to be involved in setting up studies, data-collection, literature reviews, and conference presentations. Qualified students may conduct independent or collaborative research projects where they begin with a research idea and finish by presenting their findings via conferences and journals.

Position Details:

Voluntary research assistant for the first semester. Subsequent semesters in the lab include the option of registering in Directed Individual Study for credit.

Faculty Contact:
Arazais Olivero
202 Magruder Hall
662-325-3202
aoliveros@psychology.msstate.edu