The School of Applied Psychology in UCC is research active department with many researcher investigating important aspects of human psychology.  Several groups are currently looking for interns to help with research projects over the summer months.  Please see each project description below.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining valuable research experience.  Additional to each individual project, we will also conduct regular workshops where interns can gain valuable skills on a broad range of research topics and techniques.  All interns will be allowed to take part in these workshops.

 

Neuro-correlates of Exercise and cognitive enhancement

There is emerging evidence that physical exercise improves not only the body, but the brain as well.  This project is looking for several interns to work on a project investigating the neural correlates of physical exercise and multisensory perception.  The interns will learn how to collect data using the EEG, as well as some basic analysis.  The roles and responsibilities of the interns will be to recruit participant and collect and manage the data.

All interns can avail of the research skill workshops which will take place throughout the summer.

For any questions or to apply, please contact: Dr. Jason Chan (Jason.chan@ucc.ie) or Dr. Annalisa Setti (a.setti@ucc.ie).

 

 

Inattentional Blindness while driving

The Driving Simulation Lab is seeking 2 interns for an exciting research project on inattentional blindness in drivers. The successful candidates will be running a research study using our driving simulator and will be responsible for recruiting participants and collecting data. The ideal candidates will be capable of working independently and paying close attention to detail. No prior experience of driving or simulation technology is necessary, all training will be provided. 

All interns can avail of the research skill workshops which will take place throughout the summer.

For any questions or to apply, please contact: Dr. Gillian Murphy (gillian.murphy@ucc.ie).

 

 

Temporal perspectives of one’s health

This research aims to explore individual differences that might affect the extent to which people can vividly imagine future possible selves and possible events/scenarios. The research is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Karl Szpunar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The project will require at least two (possibly three) interns. It is both quantitative and qualitative. The project is interview based, however we are not exploring personal experiences or viewpoints. Interviews will adhere to a strict format. Participants will complete standardised measures and will be given specific tasks to complete during interviews. Interns are expected to allocate 10-12 hours per week to the project. All interviews must be held in the School of Applied Psychology. Interns will be required to recruit participants, administer questionnaires and task instructions during interviews, and sort and clean data. If there is sufficient time, interns will be trained in a specific technique for coding interview transcripts and conduct some data analysis.

All interns can avail of the research skill workshops which will take place throughout the summer.

For any questions or to apply, please contact: Lisa Murphy (lisa.murphy@ucc.ie)

 

 

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This mixed methods study examines the effects and experience of coaching delivered in an organisational setting by managers who have been trained in a 'Leader as Coach' programme.  

We are looking for 1-2 interns to work on this research project, and their role is to conduct interviews, enter, code and analyse the data.

The interns will have the experience of running a cross-over study measuring physiological and psychological outcomes in an applied setting in the area of coaching psychology. 

All interns can avail of the research skill workshops which will take place throughout the summer.

For any questions or to apply, please contact: Dr. Zelda Di Blasi (Z.DiBlasi@ucc.ie)