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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Joining a Research Team

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/psych/joinresearch.html

Working as a research assistant helps you develop your skills beyond what you learned in Statistics and Research Methods.  You may be asked to find and summarize research articles, develop experimental materials, run research participants, enter data, and present your results to your research team or at a conference.  These experiences are essential for students interested in attending graduate programs.  To learn more about research at Minnesota State University, Mankato in general, you should visit the Undergraduate Research Center.

In addition to the skills you gain as a research assistant, you will also work closely with a faculty mentor in the psychology department. This mentor can help guide you on selecting graduate schools and preparing materials.  They also can potentially provide you with a strong letter of recommendation if you do well on your research.

 Because there are more interested students than slots on a research team, most faculty have requirements or applications for their research teams.  To increase your chances of being selected onto a research team, follow the advice offered in this document. [PDF] Tips for Joining a Research Team
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Faculty Member

Accepting Applications

Application Instructions/Materials


Dr. Dawn Albertson

Due September 15 for next academic year

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Dr. Bradley Arsznov

Rolling deadline

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Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan

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Dr. Kathy Bertsch

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Dr. Kristie Campana

Fall applications due May 1; Spring applications due December 1

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Dr. Kevin Filter

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Dr. Daniel Houlihan

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Dr. Rosemary Krawczyk

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Dr. Moses Langley

December 1-7 for Spring Semester; April 21-27 for Fall Semester

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Dr. Karla Lassonde

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Dr. Andi Lassiter

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Dr. Carlos Panahon

Applications are due April 15 for the next academic year

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Dr. Lisa Perez

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Dr. Shawna Petersen-Brown

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Dr. Daniel Sachau

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Dr. Sarah Sifers

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Dr. Eric Sprankle

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Dr. Emily Stark

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