Undergraduate Student Opportunities

Gaining undergraduate research experience is beneficial in a number of ways:

  • It is important for those undergraduates who wish to pursue a graduate degree in psychology (e.g. if you are interested in applying to PhD programs).

  • You will gain additional skills outside the classroom related to understanding the research process, professional development (C.V./resume development, opportunity to present research, networking, etc.), and working with others.

  • You will have the opportunity to be a part of a network of mentors and like-minded peers!

Students interested in volunteering with or receiving course credit for working with the S.H.I.E.L.D. lab will gain skills in data collection, literature reviews and scientific writing, observational and interview coding, data management and analyses, and presenting scientific findings. Interested students can CLICK HERE TO APPLY via the Google Form. If you have any questions, please send an email to shieldlab@vcu.edu.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies in Developmental Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University can apply to work with Dr. Lozada. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Lab provides graduate students with the opportunity to collect and analyze data (independently and in collaboration with current lab projects), present findings at conferences, publish manuscripts, mentor and manage undergraduate students, learn and apply a variety of methodological skills with regard to observations, surveys, and interviews, and practice statistical analyses of behavioral data. Interested students should contact Dr. Lozada at ftlozada@vcu.edu.

***Dr. Lozada is currently taking graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year.