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If you are interested in joining the lab as a research assistant, please complete the GISP Lab RA application.


Individuals interested in joining the lab as a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher should email Dr. Cook directly.


More information about the graduate program and application process can be found at the Department of Psychology’s website.

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Research Assistants

The Group Identity and Social Perception Lab seeks highly motivated individuals interested in contributing to the research we conduct. Research assistants play an integral role in the lab and participate at all stages, from designing and running studies to organizing and analyzing participant responses, to presenting at conferences and co-authoring publications. Being a research assistant is an excellent choice for someone with a strong interest in social psychology who wants to gain research experience in preparation for graduate work. We welcome research assistants from all demographic backgrounds and aim to create a work environment that is inclusive and respectful.

There are numerous ways to get involved. Research positions are available on a volunteer basis or in exchange for course credit. Eligible students can also get involved for work-study. Please note that for applicants who seek course credit, we expect a minimum of a 2-credit commitment, which corresponds to about 6 hours per week. Because of the time involved to get people trained, we ask for a minimum of a two-term commitment.

If you are interested in joining the lab as a research assistant, please complete this the GISP Lab RA application, which has instructions for submitting it (don’t forget the second page!).

Doctoral Students

The Group Identity and Social Perception Lab is always on the lookout for motivated individuals interested in joining the lab as doctoral students. Prospective graduate students are welcome to email Dr. Cook to inquire about his ability to admit students in a given admission cycle and share information about their research interests. More information about the graduate program and application process can be found at the Department of Psychology’s website

Post Doctoral Researchers

Individuals interested in joining the lab as a postdoctoral researcher should email Dr. Cook directly.

Letters of Recommendation

Many students ask professors to write letters of recommendation on their behalf. Selecting the right letter writer is very important. Here are tips on how to get the best recommendation!