Eastern Michigan University
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Understanding Urgency in Borderline Personality Disorder: Disinhibition or Impulsive Emotion Regulation 

This project is designed to answer questions regarding the function of impulsive behaviors in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. We'll be collecting both online and in-person data as part of this project, and research assistant help will be welcome.


Student Tasks & Responsibilities:

Primary tasks of any undergraduate research assistants coming into the lab will be helping to run in-person data collection, which will involve being able to hook participants up to physiological recording equipment as well as reading scripts and managing computer programs, all of which we will train RAs to do. Other tasks that RAs may be asked to help out with include entry of questionnaires to the online data collection platform, double-checking accuracy of in-person data entry in a database, and contacting and scheduling participants


Minimum Qualifications:

First and foremost, any students looking to become RAs for this project should be willing to learn data collection procedures. Students should ideally be interested in psychology research in general and personality/impulsivity research in particular, and should be available Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 7 pm for training and meetings with the principle investigator. Previous research experience and working knowledge of SPSS are preferred but not necessary. Students should be willing to commit to a minimum of four hours per week and at least one full semester (though two is preferred).

 

Contact Information:
Amy Paggeot
Ph.D. Candidate
apaggeot@emich.edu