The FRAP Directory allows students to identify UCSB faculty who are looking for undergraduate students to participate in their research projects or creative activities. Please use the links below to find opportunities by discipline. Students, if your desired discipline is not listed, please contact the Undergraduate Research Initiatives office at 805-893-3090 or email@example.com for assistance. Faculty, if you would like to post your research or creative activity opportunity, please complete the online submission form.
Counseling Clinical and School Psychology
We are conducting several research studies on the impact of collectively-experienced traumas, such as natural disasters, terrorism, and mass shootings, on youth, young adults, and parents. We explore how these traumatic events may impact mental health, and the risk and protective factors that may influence long-term adjustment. Currently, we are exploring how media coverage of these events may impact people who did not directly experience the trauma. This may include impact on their own well-being, attitudes towards others, perceived safety, and how parents may parent.
Undergraduate research assistants would help with developing the surveys, assist in programming the surveys into Qualtrics, data cleaning, and help with data analysis. There are also opportunities to provide feedback on the content of surveys and help with literature reviews. Undergraduates are able to work closely with the graduate students on the team, under the supervision of Dr. Erika Felix.
A prospective volunteer would need to meet with Dr. Felix first, to discuss interest, availability of opportunities, fit, and expectations. Students need to be responsible, reliable, and in good standing academically. We are open to any major, although priority will be given to students in the CNCSP Applied Psychology minor (but this is not a requirement to volunteer).
The Power of Play project focuses on the utility of specific playground strategies targeted to facilitate pro-social play activities and the development of conflict resolution and problem solving skills among elementary-aged children. Dr. Jimerson is looking for Research Assistants who can optimally commit for the Fall, Winter, and Spring (or those beginning mid year who may continue the remainder of the current year and the following year). Research Assistants enroll in CNCSP 199RA or the CNCSP 197 seminar to obtain course credit for their participation each quarter (depending upon your availability between 1-4 credits, 3hrs per credit). Responsibilities include; A) participating in weekly team meetings, B) playing with children (grades 1-3) during recess, C) reviewing relevant literature.
Responsibilities include; A) participating in weekly team meetings, B) playing with children (grades k-6) during recess, C) reviewing relevant literature.
If you are interested in contributing to Dr. Jimerson’s research team, please e-mail responses to the questions below to Cecile Binmoeller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc: Dr. Jimerson (Jimerson@education.ucsb.edu).
- E-mail Address:
- 1) Expected date of graduation?
- 2) Major and Overall UC GPA?
- 3) Future plans: Graduate school or otherwise?
- 4) Future plans: Career?
- 5) Of all the volunteers, why are you an optimal candidate
Photovoice Research Project: Seeking students as undergraduate Research Assistants to work for two quarters with a UCSB clinical psychology faculty member on a Photovoice project at San Marcos High School (SMHS). The program will take place Monday through Friday from 8-9:30 a.m. in the photography class at SMHS.
Students will participate in two photography classes each week, as well as receive weekly supervision.