The program will target students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups. REU students will begin work in the program in August 2016 and complete their training in May 2017. Students will be paid $2100 per 14-week semester to work at least 10 hours per week in one of the ongoing psychology research labs at Baruch College.
This program provides concentrated research experience in which each student plans and executes an independent project, and works with a faculty mentor and their research teams on existing research projects. Students will develop knowledge and skills in all phases of psychological research, including hypothesis development, research design, data analysis, and scientific writing. Faculty will guide REU students through the process of formulating a research hypothesis, designing and implementing the project, and analyzing and summarizing the findings. Students will present their research at the Baruch REU conference and potentially at regional or national conferences in psychology. REU students will complete a year-long graduate school preparation workshop on Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm at Baruch College in which students will learn about the graduate school admission process, how to build their credentials through research and practicum experiences, how to solicit letters of recommendation, and how apply for fellowships. This course will assist students in planning advanced education in the areas that best match their interests.
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