Corriveau – Psychology

Kathleen Corriveau
kcorriv@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

The Social Learning Laboratory at Boston University’s School of Education is currently seeking volunteer research assistants for the summer of 2013 and the next academic year. Our research focuses on how children use adults and children to learn about the world. We test children in schools, local museums, through home visits and in the lab. This position is an opportunity for students who are interested in developmental psychology and education to be involved in all aspects of research including literature review, study design, collection and analysis of data and presentation at local and national conferences.

The summer position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours/week with a start date in May or early June.
In this position you will:
• Participate in weekly research meetings
• Assist in recruiting participants
• Provide support in creating a database of participants
• Be involved in the development of testing materials to be used in studies
• Assist in the testing of children at the Museum of Science in Boston and in local schools

Qualified students will:
• Have an interest in working with young children and child development
• Have an interest in quantitative methods in educational and psychological research (completion of a research methods course is preferred, but no prior experience including coursework is required)
• Be organized, efficient, responsive to email, and good at communicating with a research team
• Be available one weekend day a week to facilitate research at the Museum of Science

For more information visit our website: http://www.bu.edu/learninglab/