Thanks for your interest in joining the Social Identity Lab!

Prospective Research Assistants:

Research assistants (RA’s) are crucial to the success of our lab and can contribute to many aspects of the research process. RA’s can contribute by assisting with study design, data collection, data entry, literature searches, contribution to conference presentations. Our lab accommodates RA’s schedules with all levels of time commitments. It is possible to receive units for being an RA, which holds a required weekly time commitment of 2 hours per 1 unit.

Please contact Dr. Gaffney ( to schedule a meeting to discuss joining the lab.

Preferred qualifications:
Psychology major
2-semester commitment
Interest in Social Psychology
Ability to work independently & work well with others

Prospective Graduate Students

Read Dr. Gaffney’s recent publications and ensure that her research interests match your own.
Check the HSU Psychology department website for the admissions process and requirements.
Email Dr. Gaffney ( to confirm she is accepting students.