Join the Lab

Please see the research page for details about our work. Interested undergraduate students should contact Molly Crossman for more information about the position and planned projects. Please attach a brief (one paragraph) statement about why you are interested in joining the lab, and a resume or CV if you have it.

Students will have opportunities to work on studies of human-animal and human-robot interactions, as well as other projects related to the promotion of mental health. Students may be involved in all phases of the research process, including conducting literature reviews, researching measures, preparing and maintaining study protocols, preparing study materials, recruiting participants, collecting data and running participants, and managing and analyzing data. Examples of projects students may be involved in include an evaluation of the Yale School of Medicine Therapy Dog; studies of stress, coping, self-control, and social interaction in human-animal and human-robot interactions; and studies of perceptions of mental illness.

Requirements: Interested students must be detail-oriented, motivated, and able to work independently. Students must be willing to work with dogs and robots, and should be comfortable interacting with child and adult participants. Previous research experience is helpful, but not required.

*Note: We have filled all research assistant positions for the Summer 2018 term.