Social and Cultural Psychology Area
We belong to the Area of Social and Cultural Psychology at Department of Psychology, University of Alberta. All members in the SCP area are very much interested in investigating the issues of culture and ethnicity. The SCP organizes a by-weekly brown bag seminar where we exchange and update findings from other laboratories. Students are also encouraged to collaborate with, and take classes taught by the SCP scholars.
U of A Psychology
Our department is one of the most active research organizations in Canada. In addition to the SCP area, we have strong programs for animal studies, cognitive sciences, neurosciences, and developmental sciences. Students at Culture and Cognition lab are encouraged to interact with them so as to broaden their research perspective.
As a research assistant/an independent study student, you will be given the opportunity to work closely with people in our laboratory on one or more of our current research projects. Your responsibilities may include:
- collecting and managing data
- transcribing and coding
- doing library research
- designing studies
- maintaining lab equipment
- running experiments
- preparing stimuli and instruments for projects.
Becoming a PSYCO 299/ 496/ 498 Student
Our research assistant positions are in general voluntary, and therefore, are not paid. Paid positions, however, may be available in the future. If you are interested in this position or require more information, please contact Dr. Masuda at tmasuda@ualberta.University of Alberta offers two types of course-based research opportunities. Students who take these courses work on one or two research projects with graduate students. PSYCO 299 is designed for second-year students. They are assigned to work with us for three hours per week. At the end of the semester, they write a term paper. Their grade is based on the “Pass or Failure” format. PSYCO 496/498 are designed for senior-level undergraduate students. They work with us for six-hours per week. At the end of the semester, they write a research proposal. The final grade consists of the quality of their proposal, and their performance at our lab.
Becoming a volunteer research assistant
Our research assistant positions are in general voluntary, and therefore, are not paid. Paid positions, however, may be available in the future. If you are interested in this position or require more information, please contact Dr. Masuda at email@example.com
Friday Lab Meeting
All students who join us are also required to attend a weekly research meeting (Usually Friday afternoon). During these meetings, we talk about theories and empirical research on cultural psychology.
If you are interested in being a member of our lab, please send your CV/Resume to Taka Masuda, firstname.lastname@example.org.