Working in the Lab

Research assistants in the Attraction and Relationships Research Lab have multiple responsibilities.  These hard-working undergraduates work with each other, the graduate students, and Dr. Eastwick on a variety of ongoing research projects. Research assistants' duties include:

  • Running experimental sessions
  • Coding data
  • Developing study material
  • Attending weekly lab meetings
  • Reading relevant literature  

Are you interested joining the lab?  Those who do will gain valuable experience, including:

  • Learning about every stage for the research process
  • Learning about current issues in the field of relationship science and social psychology
  • Learning about careers in behavioral research
  • Building a competitive graduate school application
  • Building personal relationships with professionals in the field
  • Building personal relationships with other students who share your academic interests

We recruit research assistants three times a year (at the end of each quarter).  If the research assistant position appeals to you, contact Dr. Eastwick at eastwick@ucdavis.edu. He or one his graduate students will contact you about the interview process.