Undergraduate Training

There are a variety of ways in which undergraduate students at UCLA may get involved in ongoing research in our laboratory.

Volunteer Research Assistant (RA) Position: Students work in the laboratory on a variety of ongoing projects. Following training, students may be asked to conduct sessions with research participants. The minimum required commitment is 3 quarters working 8-10 hours per week. As a volunteer RA, undergraduate students may be able to participate in the opportunities listed below:

  • Research in Psychology (Psych 196): Students receive up to four units of credit per quarter as a volunteer RA working on an ongoing research project. This requires prior approval from Dr. Ray and a written contract. The minimum required commitment is 3 quarters working 8-10 hours per week.
  • The Psychology Research Opportunity Programs (PROPS): PROPS is a special research program run by the department and is targeted for low-income and underrepresented groups to gain research experience and to prepare an application to graduate school. Students are accepted for winter and spring quarters and conduct a research project under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Students are given a stipend and research course credit.

Click here for a detailed description of Undergraduate Research Assistant Responsibilities.

For more information about undergraduate research assistant positions, please email the lab coordinator, Xuan Nguyen (xnguyen@psych.ucla.edu).