The faculty in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University is actively invovled in research and is highly committed to involving students in their research endeavors. This provides students with multiple opportunities to gain valuable research skills and experience. They can do this by attending research colloquia provided by the faculty, becoming a research assistant for one (or more) of the faculty members, or even conducting their own research under the supervision of a faculty member.

Research Assistants

The Self and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory (under the direction of Dr. Virgil Zeigler-Hill) is currently looking for undergraduate research assistants for the Winter 2013 semester. Our research team includes a large group of undergraduate students who help us collect, code, enter, and analyze data. These experiences are designed to allow students the opportunity to gain skills that will be very helpful for those who plan to apply to graduate programs in psychology. Undergraduates may work as volunteers or to receive course credit. If you are interested in joining the Self and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory, please contact Ciara Braun ( for additional information.