Research Opportunities

Psychology Department Courses

Psychology 196A: Research Assistantship in Psychology
Assist faculty members and graduate students at UCLA who are conducting research in the field of psychology.

Psychology 196B: Research Assistantship in Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science majors only: Assist Psychology Department faculty members or graduate students who are conducting research in the area of Cognitive Science.

Psychology 199A/B: Directed Individual Research and Study
Conduct your own individual and independent research.

Other Research Opportunities at UCLA:

Letters & Science Undergraduate Research
Info on the Student Research Program (SRP), Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE), summer research programs, travel grants.

Offers fellowships and guidance to promote research over a two-year span. Goal of program is to provide educational experiences that prepare undergrads to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia following the completion of a doctoral degree, preferably at the University of California.

Conferences – Present Your Research:

UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)
Held at UCLA each Spring. Present your research conducted in the field of Psychology such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Cross-Cultural, Developmental, Forensic, Health, Measurement, Personality, Social Psychology, or other related Behavioral Sciences in paper or poster sessions.

UCLA Science Poster Day
Held at UCLA each May. Present your research in poster format. Participants are eligible for a $500 Dean’s Prize.

Journals – Publish Your Research:

UCLA Undergraduate Psychology Journal
The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology (URJP) is an online journal published by students interested in cross-disciplinary psychological research. The journal is published annually at the end of Spring quarter.

UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal
Provides an opportunity for undergraduates to present and publish research findings.

Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety:

UCLA Interim Policy 906
The interim Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety Policy (Policy 906) outlines the necessary safety requirements and prohibitions on research and other activities that involve undergraduate student researchers and highly hazardous materials. The safety requirements outlined in this interim policy pertain to all research and teaching laboratory environments.