Volunteer work is an activity that benefits the research labs as well as
the volunteer. Research progress in a lab is often speeded as a result
of willingness of student volunteers to reliably share the burden of tasks.
There are many details involved in running research including arranging
for participants to visit the labs, creation of scoring protocols, summarizing
and analyzing data, and even playing a role in performing the experiments.
Thus, volunteering provides students with an excellent opportunity to gain
experience in a number of areas and become familiarized with experimental
procedures. Often times this exposure to a variety of research helps
students to determine where their primary interests lie. Volunteering
provides students with valuable experience that can be advantageous when
applying for graduate studies and other related areas.
If you are interested in becoming a lab volunteer for the Developmental
Psychology Labs you can contact Dr.
Ann Bigelow, Dr. Tara Callaghan,
Dr. Shilpi Majumder or
Be sure to check out their websites to give you an idea of their areas
of interest and the projects they are currently working on.