Student Research assistant in exceptional experiences

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Job Title: Student Research assistant in exceptional experiences
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 226515
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Job Summary

"The student assistant will work on several research projects pertinent to the study of the psychology of exceptional experiences and consciousness during May and June of 2021. During the spring of 2021, the exceptional experiences research lab has been working on several projects, including the development of a research project that explores the psychology and parapsychology of psychometry (anomalous interactions with objects) and the development of a project on flotation, extrasensory perception (ESP) and consciousness.
The summer work may include helping to run participants in the experiment on floating (subject to COVID restrictions and IRB approval), literature searches, adding to evolving annotated bibliographies and literature reviews, coordinating the psychometry survey and experiment via qualtrics, engaging in data processing and some data analysis as well as helping to proofread manuscripts and a possible grant proposal. In addition, the student assistant would help out with other projects that are ongoing in the lab, including a survey investigation on mindfulness and the role of the body in a range of exceptional experiences that we plan to relaunch following a pilot study that was run in 2017 and 2018. The student may also help with the set up of the new SONA system in psychology."

Required Qualifications

Ideally, the student will be a psychology major who has taken prior classes on research methods in the social sciences, and ideally psychological research. The student should have an active interest in consciousness and in the psychology of exceptional experiences.

Student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideally, the student has taken a class on exceptional experiences or on a related subject (transpersonal psychology/parapsychology).Knowledge of SPSS is an advantage. Knowledge of qualtrics is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Interest in, parapsychology/transpersonal psychology and consciousness; research methods (qualitative or quantitative). Any prior research experiences and interest in research.

Able to help with the running of a study that will take place in Carrollton. This will include being physically present for running experimental sessions. Some of the work will be possible at a distance/online.

Other Information

Student Learning Outcomes

Analyze and interpret data using critical thinking skills to contribute to understanding of research topic. Explain complex research questions and outcomes using oral and written communication to an audience both within and outside of the academic discipline. Apply research skills in a teamwork or collaborative research environment to contribute to project.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time