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 April 2016, we are recruiting research assistants for Summer and Fall 2016 to help with two main research topics: the effects of diagrams and animations on Legal Decision Making and Learning in Biology and Earth Science, and contexts that support more successful Mathematical Problem Solving, Innovation, or 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 the topics described above (decision making, problem solving, learning in science), students with interests in going to graduate school in cognition or a related area, and/or honors students who are interested in doing Capstone projects on 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. They will help with data collection, processing, and organization. They will have the opportunity to read original journal articles related to the research, and discuss the designs of the studies and the questions that are being tested. They 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 Fall semester, or for an agreed on schedule over the summer.

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