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Information About Joining the Team, UT, and the City of Austin

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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate students join the AHBL through volunteer or course credit activities. Students work on ongoing studies and as part of a team involving other AHBL members. Many students use this experience to learn whether a career in psychology or allied disciplines is right for them.

Examples of undergraduate student activities include: answering phone calls, recruiting and scheduling participants, attending regular laboratory meetings, engaging in reading/writing projects, conducting literature searches, assisting with study preparation, and entering or coding data. We require students to spend at least 9 hours per week in the laboratory and commit their time for at least 2 semesters.

If you are interested in working in the laboratory, please contact Noura Alavi at noura.alavi@austin.utexas.edu.

About UT/Austin

The Anxiety & Health Behaviors Lab is an affiliate of the Institute of Mental Health Research here at the University of Texas at Austin. Overall, the scientific environment at UT is excellent. The Department of Psychology has a long history of productivity and international visibility. Since its creation in 1927, the department has attracted stellar researchers and instructors, including several members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, presidents of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and dozens of more specialized academic organizations. The faculty secured more than $5 million in grant support in the last year alone. Our new building, a $52 million investment, boasts state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. In the most recent rankings, U.S. News & World Report listed the Department’s graduate program at 13th in the nation (clinical psychology was ranked 11th); a strong affirmation of the quality of our faculty, facilities, and education overall.

As the capital of Texas, Austin is reputable for its beautiful scenery, rich history, lively festivals, and unique sense of community. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the city has a deep appreciation for the arts. Named as the fastest growing city in the United States (Forbes), Austin’s economy is fostering a booming and lively metropolis where health, diversity, and culture are embraced. To learn more about the City of Austin and upcoming events, please visit: http://www.austintexas.org or http://austintexas.gov.