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Child Stress and Parenting Study

This study examines how stressful life events and the parent-child relationship relate to attention and executive functioning abilities in children between the ages of 8 and 12. Participating parents and their children visit the EMU Psychology Clinic, where constructs are assessed through questionnaires and neuropsychological tests.

Student Tasks & Responsibilities:

Students are needed to assist with multiple task projects. Possible tasks include but are not limited to:
1. Data collection (administering parent questionnaires)
2. Data entry
3. Participating in lab meetings
4. Contacting participants to collect missing data
5. Helping to prepare data for presentation/publication

Minimum Qualifications:

We are looking for motivated, responsible students who interact well with others and are interested in psychology and research. Undergraduate RAs will need to work with team members and interact with participating parents and children. Participants need not have past experience interacting with children or parents, but must feel comfortable doing so. We are looking for students who can commit 3-4 hours per week, and preferably are available some evenings and weekend days to assist with data collection.

Contact Information:
Carol Freedman-Doan, Ph.D.
Department Head & Professor
cfreedman@emich.edu