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.

 

Projects investigating the cognition and sensory perception in healthy older adults and fallers

Drs. Annalisa Setti and Jason Chan in the School of Applied Psychology are looking for several interns to help in a project investigating the effects of physical and/or cognitive training on cognition.  Additionally, brain activity will be recorded using a state-of-the-art electroencephalogram (EEG) system.  The project will train healthy older adults, older adults with a history or falls, and healthy young adults and conduct follow-up cognition and perceptual tests.  The interns should have an interest in behavioural testing as well as neuroimaging.  Interns will be responsible for participant recruitment, testing and data management.  They will be trained in the necessary skills to acquire behavioural and neuroimaging data.  Mature students are highly encouraged to apply.

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).

 

 

Project in addiction research

The addiction research group within the School is seeking an intern to collate, input data and manage a data set. The successful intern will work within a research cluster in the School and will be supervised by Dr Sharon Lambert and Dr Raegan Murphy. The intern will be someone who pays a lot of attention to detail, works carefully and methodically and is good at time-keeping. Any experience in working with data sets will be an advantage.

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. Raegan Murphy (raegan.murphy@ucc.ie) or Dr. Sharon Lambert (sharon.lambert@ucc.ie).

 

 

Projects investigating stress and body image

1. This study examines placebo effects, stress reactivity and recovery. We are looking for 1-2 interns, and their role is to help recruit participants, run the experiment and enter data on SPSS. The interns will have the experience of running a double-blind randomised controlled study measuring physiological and psychological outcomes. 

 

2. In study we examine the effects of The effects of FitInspiration imagery on body image in females. We are looking for 1-2 interns to recruit participants, run the experiment and enter data on SPSS.  

 

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)

 

 

Data Transcription

One intern is request for data transcription.  Data have been collected on a joint project with the anthropology department in Durham.

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. Rob King (r.king@ucc.ie)