Courtney Marie Bonam

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Psychology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1062A Phone: 312.355.0808
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    social psychology; group processes and intergroup relations; social identity threat and social stigma; racial stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination; sense of place, environmental and social justice; perceptions and experiences of multiracial people

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred major: Psychology or another social science.

    Prerequisites: PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology & PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology. No other prerequisite classes are necessary, but it will be helpful to have taken courses related to race, ethnicity, culture, and/or social justice issues more broadly.

    Students interested in eventually pursuing an honors capstone project and/or attending graduate school in psychology (or a related social science) are especially encouraged to apply.

    Preference will be given to students who can make a two semester commitment.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    All students will attend bi-weekly research lab meetings and will meet individually with their project leader as needed. Student research participation will include any number of the following tasks: administering surveys/experimental protocol and data collection; participant recruitment; data entry, preparation, and basic analyses; literature searches; helping to develop research study materials, surveys, and other stimuli.

    Preference will be given to students who are able/willing to register for PSCH 396 during at least their first semester with the lab, which requires a final report (due the last day of class) describing the research project you assisted with and the theory behind it. Beyond your first semester, you may choose to repeat PSCH 396, volunteer your time in lab, or enroll in PSCH 397 Readings in Psychology (which requires a longer paper and successful prior completion of PSCH 343). Students qualifying for federal work study also have an opportunity to be paid via the Chancellor Undergraduate Research Awards program.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

    Apply by midnight on the 1st SUNDAY of each term for full consideration.


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