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If you are interested in joining the lab as a research assistant, please complete this 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.

Get Involved!

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. This is an excellent position 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 application, which has instructions for submitting it (don’t forget the second page!).

Doctoral Students

Please note that Professor Cook is not currently recruiting 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. More information about the graduate program and application process can be found at the department of psychology’s website. Prospective graduate students are highly encouraged to email to Dr. Cook prior to submitting an application with information about their research interests.

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. Please consult this site for tips on how to get the best recommendation before asking Dr. Cook for a letter.