I am most likely not accepting a primary Ph.D. student for Fall 2022 (applications due December 1, 2021). However, we are a very collaborative area, and students in our department generally work with multiple faculty. I encourage you to reach out to other faculty in our social area whose work you might be interested in. If you have questions, please email me with your application materials (CV, GPA, etc) and a brief summary of your research interests and career goals. Nervous about sending me an email? Please don't be - I love hearing from prospective students!
To find out more about Florida's graduate program in social psychology, please check out the social area's grad student handbook and visit the admissions page - we offer a fully funded (tuition paid) five-year program, including a graduate stipend for cost-of-living. Although much of my work has focused on boredom and thinking, our lab's interests are broad and wide-ranging - click here to get a sense of current projects.
If you are interested in working as a Postdoctoral Fellow or a Visiting Scholar in the UF Department of Psychology please contact me directly to make arrangements. Unless otherwise specified, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars will need to obtain external funding to support their stay. For instance, the NSF SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $54,000 and an additional $15,000 in annual research/travel support, for up to two years. I am open to co-writing grants to secure funding on your behalf.
We offer educational opportunities as research assistants (RA’s), either in a volunteer capacity or for course credit (Psych 4911). We offer two types of RA opportunities: short-term stints in the lab (1-2 semester commitment), for those students who would like to spend a semester or two learning the ropes of running a study and getting a taste of research, and more serious long-term positions (2+ year commitment), for those students who would like to spend a year or more learning the basics and then branch out into a more independent role, culminating in an original research proposal (Psych 4905) or a senior thesis project (Psych 4970).
Undergraduate RAs are involved in many ways on research projects, including but not limited to: literature searches, running participants through research protocols, data entry and management, recruitment, survey programming, and manuscript/poster preparation. Attendance at weekly lab meetings is expected; all RAs are expected to commit to at least 6 hours a week.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and transcript, and complete the application at this link. Positions are competitive - we generally take students with a strong academic record (e.g., GPA > 3.5), but no previous research experience is necessary. First and second-year students (e.g., freshmen, sophomores) are encouraged to apply; previous coursework is not expected at this stage but should be taken as soon as feasible. Upper-level students (e.g., juniors, seniors) should have completed Intro to Social Psychology and Research Methods prior to working in the lab.
We believe that our science is better with a diverse team. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are. We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the academic community.