Joining the Research Team

We provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the day-to-day operations of research in social and organizational psychology.  Students will participate in the excitement of discovery: they will learn how research is generated and hypotheses are formulated, how investigations are conducted, and how data are organized, analyzed, and interpreted.  There are many opportunities to participate in the training for and the execution of research, both in the field and in the lab.  Students are able to learn how to effectively research the literature on topics related to social and organizational psychology.  Working as a team is a central part of our research, and students have a great opportunity to learn how best to work together.

Students will have an opportunity to acquire skills that are invaluable in graduate school and in the workforce.  These skills include literature searches, using SPSS to organize and analyze data, detecting and correcting problems that arise in the lab, and brainstorming ideas for future studies with the research team.  The more initiative students take, the more opportunities they will have to acquire these skills.


If you are interested in joining the lab, please email your completed application to Dr. Aiello ( In your email, please provide the best times for you to meet and discuss your interests and potential fit with the team.


The application can be found and downloaded here.