Optimizing Exposure Therapy
Description of Research Project:
The goal of the study is to examine the effectiveness of two different types of therapy for individuals with panic disorder or social anxiety disorder.
Description of Student Responsibilities:
There are two main tasks that research assistants will do: 1) Research assistants will conduct lab assessments with anxious clients from the community. You will learn how to interact with participants, how to conduct a standardized assessment procedure, and how to attach electrodes to monitor psychophysiological measures (e.g., heart rate, skin conductance, electromyography). 2) Research assistants will enter data via SPSS. No prior experience with research, psychophysiology or SPSS is required. The study requires a minimum commitment through the end of Spring Quarter 2017, up to eight hours a week, including summer 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in applying to graduate school for psychology to get training and experience in psychological research. Please email the following to Vivian Byeon, research coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter stating your goals/interests in psychology, resume, and an academic transcript (can be unofficial)