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Professor Barry Godolphin Student Research Assistantship

Prof. Barry Godolphin

What: $600.00 (for 1 or 2 assistantships)

Who: Undergraduate SSU psychology Majors

When: Spring Semester, 2013

Why: Support collaborative empirical psychology research projects with psychology department faculty members

How: Write an application letter addressing the requirements listed below.

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 15, 2013

First priority will be given to fund projects that are outside of any course requirements in which statistical analyses will be used to analyze the data. Qualitative research projects or literature reviews are also appropriate. Projects can be either student or faculty initiated.

Second priority will be given to travel to conferences to present empirical research.

To apply, write a one page letter addressing the following:

  • A short description of the project and your involvement
  • A semester timetable
  • A faculty sponsor's recommendation and signature (this can be a separate letter)

Please submit your letters to the Chair of the Psychology Department. Each application requires a faculty sponsor's signature and recommendation.

For more information, please contact Heather Smith.

Spring 2013 Recipient: Melissa Nelson
(Faculty Advisor: Matthew Paolucci Callahan)
Project Title:
Disgust Reactions to Gay Men

Spring 2012 Recipient: Jennifer De Armit
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
University Identification, Authority Behavior and Trustworthiness: An Experimental Test

Spring 2012 Recipient: Desiree Ryan
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
Observers’ Reactions to Infidelity: Victims Who Forgive Damage Ingroup’s Reputation

Spring 2008 Recipient: Ashley Stenger
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
Older patients' reactions to doctor visits

Spring 2007 Recipient: Ray Parr
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
College Friendship Network Diversity, Current Closeness and Graduates' Political Attitudes
(Data from this project is published as a paper in the Journal of College Student Development

Spring 2007 Recipient: Jordan Howell
(Faculty Advisor: Glenn Brassington)
Project Title:
What athletes anticipate missing when they retire from college sports

Spring 2006 Recipient: Aura Lopez-Diaz
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
What Motivates College Students to Report Cheating?: The Influence of Shared Group Membership

Spring 2005 Recipient: Jeremy Tucker
(Faculty Advisor: Glenn Brassington)
Project Title:
Habitual Sleep Deprivation and Mood States in College Students
Who Are Satisfied With Their Sleep

Spring 2005 Recipient: Lew Brown
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title:
Fight, Flight, Comply or Assist: Observers' reactions to authority conflicts

Spring 2004 Recipient: Shannon K. Grady
(Faculty Advisor: Elisa Velasquez)
Project Title: Teaching Multicultural Diversity in Psychology Classes

Spring 2004 Recipient: Wendy Zepeda
(Faculty Advisor: Elisa Velasquez)
Project Title: Retention of First Generation, Low-Income First Year SSU Students

Spring 2003 Recipient: Judith Eggenberger Carroll
(Faculty Advisor: Susan Hillier)
Project Title: Gerotranscendence and Successful Coping Among Recent Widows
(Data from this project is published as a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Spring 2002 Recipient: Wieke Scholten
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title: The effects of categorization threat on emotions and behavior
(Data from this project is published as a paper in the British Journal of Social Psychology

Spring 2001 Recipient: Tracey Cronin
(Faculty Advisor: Elisa Velasquez)
Project Title: Breaking the cycle of incarceration: an action research approach

Spring 2000 Recipient: Tim Thomas
(Faculty Advisor: Heather Smith)
Project Title: Job Attitudes and Motivation Among Construction Workers
(This project is now published as a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology