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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 & Resilience- C.A.R.E.S.
Abstract:

The Regulation & Resilience team conducts research on the cognitive and affective risk and protective factors involved in family violence, with the over-arching goal of preventing the costly consequences to children, families, and society. Research studies include the interplay among individual, family, and community variables that affect emotion regulation and dysregulation, as manifest in parenting, relationship conflict, and psychopathology (e.g., substance use, aggression, and self-harm). Partnering with child advocates and educators in Mississippi, we are developing training in trauma-informed evidence-based practice and evaluation for workforce development and community-prevention. Projects seek to understand more about the following topics: · Prevention of child maltreatment · Influence of trauma on relationships and parenting · Influence of attachment on developing resilience and self-regulation · Emotion regulation assessment and intervention

Subject:
Child Advocacy, Research, Education, Service
College & Department:
College of Arts & Sciences...038600 - Psychology
Available:
2019-03-01 to 2020-12-31
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
10

How to Apply:

If you are a self-motivated individual seeking to gain research experience, learn about child advocacy, and contribute to psychology, please email Dr. Oliveros (a.oliveros@msstate.edu) for more information.

Responsibilities:

Research Assistants invest 8-10-hours per week and get course credit (PSY 4000) for their work in the lab. Qualified RAs have the opportunity to gain supervised experience in setting up studies, collecting data, writing literature reviews, and disseminating results to the community via conference/symposium presentations and manuscript submissions.

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:
Dr. Oliveros
202 Magruder Hall
662-325-3202
aoliveros@psychology.msstate.edu