Research Assistants

In the Langlois Lab, we are trying to find out the types of faces preferred by infants, children, and adults, how and why individuals form stereotypes based on attractiveness, and how these preferences and stereotypes change throughout development. We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible, hard-working undergraduates to work in our lab running experiments on the development of facial preferences, perception, and stereotypes in infants, children, and adults. Applicants should be interested in developmental psychology and be able to work at least nine hours per week in the lab in blocks of 2 – 5 hours at a time.

Pictured above: (From left) Kimberly Ngo, Bri Liu, and Zoya Moghal  discuss solutions with each other while mastering new lab equipment.

Pictured above: (From left) Kimberly Ngo, Bri Liu, and Zoya Moghal
discuss solutions with each other while mastering new lab equipment.

Studies generally run from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:30am Friday, and sometimes 9:30am to 2:30pm Saturday. Because of the amount of time needed to train you on our equipment and procedures, a commitment of at least two-semesters is required.

The lab’s research involves interacting with Austin-area parents and their children, and therefore requires good social skills as well as reliability and initiative. Attention to detail is a must. The experiments involve working with computers and other equipment. Knowledge of Macs is helpful but not necessary. You will also be required to attend lab meetings, read relevant research articles, and write a paper on the research that we are doing.

If you are considering graduate school or are unsure about the direction you want to take with your undergraduate degree, research experience such as this is essential! If you are interested, contact us via e-mail at langloislab@psy.utexas.edu or our lab phone: 475-7908.