We are a large, productive, and engaging lab, where you will obtain experience conducting studies using multiple methods (archival, correlational survey, experimental, quasi-experimental). Students are engaged in all levels of project development. It is a research co-op where you contribute time and ideas and in return have opportunities to explore your own topics related to lab interests, present research at conferences (we have between 4-21 conference presentations a year - see some examples under presentations or in the scrapbook), learn about what goes on behind the scenes in a research lab, and get the experience and information you need to make you competitive for careers and advanced education in psychology.
High School Students: For the next three years, we will be accepting applications for high school interns from Starkville High School. The application process is competitive and only four students will be selected each semester. Interviews will commence the semester preceding. Applications are available from the school psychology intern, Mr. Jabari Sellers, in Room 4 in the VOTECH building behind the gym and a digital copy is available here.
Undergraduate Students: If you have a passion for research (bonus if you have completed Experimental Psychology and/or Social Psychology), we could use your help! You can get class credit (COE/PSY 4000, 4990, or 4624) for becoming a research assistant and gain valuable experience for graduate school Students outside of MSU are also welcome to apply for our summer research internship. We are an accepted mentor for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Summer Program in Undergraduate Research. Whether a summer intern or an MSU student, you can find the application for the lab here and attach it to email to Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Goldberg or send it via the contact form to the right. Be sure your cover letter specifies with whom you wish to work.
Prospective Graduate Students: Dr. Sinclair is on sabbatical for the Fall 2015 semester so will not be taking on new graduate students for the 2015-2016 school year, but feel free to contact her about future interests and directions. Dr. Sinclair is accepting applications via the Clinical PhD program in the Psychology department for 2016-2017.
Dr. Goldberg works with graduate students in the Counseling Psychology program within the College of Education. She advises both Masters and Ph.D. students. She is accepting students for the 2016-2017 school year.