Jennifer Wiley

    Email Address: jwiley@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Psychology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1054C BSB M/C 285 Phone: 3552501
    Webpage: http://jwiley.people.uic.edu/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    As of August 2017, we are recruiting research assistants for Fall 2017 to help with projects exploring the effects of diagrams on learning and comprehension of topics in Biology and Earth Science, contexts that support better understanding of mathematical formulas, and contexts that support more innovative thinking and more creative problem solving.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Completion of PSCH 100 and PSCH 242 are required to participate in any research in Psychology. Completion of PSCH 343 and PSCH 352 are preferred.

    This research experience will allow you to apply what you learned in your courses in research methods, statistics, and cognition.

    Preference for students with interests cognition and any of the topics described above (problem solving, learning in science, learning from text, or from diagrams). Research experience would be ideal of students with interests in going to graduate school in cognition or a related area such as education. We welcome honors students who are interested in doing Capstone projects related to these topics.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students serving as research assistants will help with studies on creativity, problem solving, and learning. RAs will help with data collection, processing, and organization. RAs will have the opportunity to read original journal articles related to the research, discuss the designs of studies, and how they are used to test research questions. RAs will help to code, enter and analyze data, and see the results of their work as the term progresses.

    Research assistants are assigned a project leader and agree to a regular schedule for helping in the lab each week throughout the semester.

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