PSY: Prejudice and Stereotyping Research Assistant (S9747C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

Seeking students to assist with the implementation and evaluation of an intervention designed to reduce prejudice and stereotyping among elementary school children. The intervention utilizes experimental research design to examine whether children exposed to specially written stories for a six week period report lower levels of prejudice than children not exposed to such stories. Research Assistants will be responsible for executing a varied number of tasks and must have excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

The Basics

Department: Psychology
Supervisor: Krista Aronson
Office Location: 378 Pettengill
Email: karonson
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 8-10 hours per week, per student
Workers: 4

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Students must have experience working with children ages seven to nine. Upper-class standing is preferred. Work with SPSS is also a plus.


Krista Aronson


Students will work in elementary schools and in after-school programs for elementary school aged children. Students will be responsible for scheduling reading sessions, leading reading sessions with children, conducting one-on-one follow up interviews with children to assess outcomes, and entering and updating participant data.