Dr. Rina D. Eiden's Development, Risk & Resilience Lab focuses on trying to understand when and under what circumstances developmental trajectories of children begin to diverge from normative trajectories among families who are struggling with substance abuse and related issues (e.g., mental health symptoms; caregiving unpredictability). We are interested in how prenatal and early adversities shape the development of children's self-regulation; how these associations may be mediated or moderated by parenting quality; and in applying this understanding to prevention. We are also working to understand protective factors that promote resilience in children in the face of early adversities.
The Development, Risk & Resilience Lab at Penn State is excited to invite motivated and responsible undergraduate students to assist with various lab tasks. Main duties include video coding of behavioral assessments, conducting literature reviews, and recruitment and data collection involving study participants. Various tasks related to project start up may also be assigned. Students can earn research credit (Psych 494, or other). Volunteer opportunities exist as well. Opportunities to use data for thesis and capstone projects are also available.
Students must be able to work out a schedule with our lab staff and be consistent in their work hours. Students must be available for 3-9 hours per week. Students who can commit at least two consecutive semesters will be given first priority acceptance.
Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org with availability for the upcoming term, desired number of credits/hours, and a copy of your resume.