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Research Assistant in Emotion Lab

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We are looking for motivated undergraduate volunteers to assist with research studies in the Carolina Affective Science Lab. Students with an interest in psychology, neuroscience or related fields are encouraged to apply. The undergraduate research assistants in this position will assist with four projects:
-A collaborative project with Dr. Antonia Randolph in the Sociology department to look at intimacy in hip-hop music, particularly between black men.
-A project looking at the linguistic qualities in conversations between friends and romantic partners.
-An fMRI study looking at how shifts in physiology and the brain due to aging contribute to differences in emotion across the lifespan.
-A project looking at the effect of the influenza vaccine on socio-emotional processing.

Common responsibilities include transcribing audio files, running participants through experimental sessions, data entry and management, administering interviews or neuropsychological tests, and more.

RAs must be able to commit at least 6-10 hours per week to volunteering in the lab and plan to work in the lab for at least one academic year. 3-4 hour blocks of availability are highly desirable. Our laboratory believes in the value of a diverse team, and we welcome and support the careers of lab members of all identities. Students from historically marginalized backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Please email Adrienne Bonar ( and provide a cover letter, CV/resume, and availability for the fall semester (if known).

Faculty Advisor
Kristen Lindquist
Research Supervisor
Adrienne Bonar
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