If you are interested in earning academic (Psych 499) credit for working in a lab, follow these steps:

  1. Photo of 499 boardLocate a project. Check opportunities listed here or in the hallway outside of the Psychology Advising Office (119 Guthrie Hall), or check a faculty list to find someone whose interests match yours.
  2. Contact the researcher(s) you've identified. Discuss the project and the work you would be doing, and decide how many credits you would like to receive (3 credits = 9 hours/week, 2 credits = 6 hours/week, 1 credit = 3 hours/week).
  3. Get a registration permission card from the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and have the faculty person sign the card and give you a copy of the syllabus.
  4. Take the signed card and project syllabus to the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and exchange it for your entry code.
  5. Register for your 499, for the proper amount of credits.

Current Research Opportunities

Interested in working with a faculty member or graduate student on a research project? The following projects are recruiting undergraduates to help out in their labs.

If you are a Psychology graduate student, staff or faculty member and you would like to update your Psych 499 posting or add a new Psych 499 opportunity, please contact Vicky Hansen in Psychology Undergraduate Advising at 206-543-2698 or at hansenv@u.washington.edu.


Project Transitions - Life Experiences & Transitions Project Social and Personality
Race bias in the courtroom Social and Personality
Social Class Cultural Frame Switching: First-Generation College Students and Social Mobility Social and Personality
Social Identity Lab: Research on Prejudice, Stigma, and the Self Social and Personality
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality
Stress and Coping Social and Personality
FIT: Providing intensive treatment for youth and families caught in the juvenile justice system Please Select...
Juvenile Justice Reform in Washington State Please Select...
Bright Start Developmental
Child and Adolescent Learning and Living Study (CALLS) Developmental
Craniofacial Microsomia: Longitudinal Outcomes in Children Pre-Kindergarten (CLOCK) Developmental
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants' Social Cognition Developmental
Developmental Pathways Research Program Developmental
Early Social-Emotional Development Developmental
Growth & Behavioral Development in Macaque Monkeys Developmental
Infant Social Cognition Developmental
Infant Studies Developmental
Joint Visual Attention Lab Developmental
Plagiocephaly Outcomes Project, Phase 2 Developmental
Prejudice in Young Children and Adults Developmental
Prosocial Behavior in Young Children Developmental
Prosocial Behavior in Young Children Developmental
Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP) Developmental
Social Cognition in Infancy Developmental
Social Cognition in Infants and Toddlers Developmental
Social Cognitive Development Lab (Topics include: Prosocial behavior, Prejudice, & Gender nonconformity in children) Developmental
Studying the Physiology of Attention and Regulation in Children with ASD – The Seattle Children’s SPARCS Study Developmental
The Development of Implicit Social Cognition Developmental
The Investigation of Genetic Exome Research (TIGER) Developmental
Zeroing in on the Examination of Brain and Behavior Research in Autism (ZEBRA) Developmental
Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Lab Cognition and Perception
Cognitive Training in Cancer Survivors Cognition and Perception
Decision Making with Uncertainty Lab Cognition and Perception
Human Color Vision Cognition and Perception
Adolescent Trauma and Violence Study Child Clinical
Estes Labs (Autism - Early Intervention) Child Clinical
Face processing in autism: race and emotion Child Clinical
"Family Integrated Transitions" A community based psychosocial intervention for juvenile offenders and their families Child Clinical
Gender differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder Child Clinical
Implementing and Evaluating Routine Outcome Monitoring with Diverse Youth and Families in Outpatient Specialty Mental Health Services Child Clinical
Improv­ing Prac­tice in Community-based Set­tings: A Ran­dom­ized Trial of Super­vi­sion Strate­gies (R01) Child Clinical
Parent Training and Emotion Coaching for Children with Low Prosocial Emotions Child Clinical
Parenting and Emotion Regulation among LGBQ Youth Child Clinical
Public Behavioral Health and Evidence Based Practice for Youth (HB 1088 & HB 2536) Child Clinical
Triple P Implementation Initiative Child Clinical
Assessment of pain, and pain response in older adults Behavioral Neuroscience
Environmental Enrichment of Laboratory Monkeys Animal Behavior
Alcohol use and Social Norms (The SNAP Project) Adult Clinical
Alcohol-Use Trajectories: Linking America and Sweden (ATLAS) Adult Clinical
Autobiographical memory disturbances in trauma survivors Adult Clinical
Capturing processes of change in PTSD treatment Adult Clinical
Clinical Assessment and Outcomes in Adult and Adolescent DBT Adult Clinical
Clinical Assessment and Outcomes in Adult and Child Anxiety Disorders Adult Clinical
Clinical Outcome Studies with Suicidal Military Service Members Adult Clinical
Determining Alcohol use & Risk Taking (DART) Adult Clinical
Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Treatments Adult Clinical
EPIC (Evaluating Personalized Information and Choices) Adult Clinical
"Fast Friends" relationship improvement study Adult Clinical
Fear/Safety Learning and Treatment Outcome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adult Clinical
Filipino American Health Study (The Living Fil-Am Project) Adult Clinical
Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Lab - working with homeless individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life Adult Clinical
Implicit Cognition about Drinking (ICAD) Adult Clinical
Motivational Interviewing Treatment Adherence Coding Team Adult Clinical
Project FRESH (Female Relationship Experiences and Sexual Health) Adult Clinical
Project WHUP: Women’s Health Update Adult Clinical
Risk Factors for Fear Overgeneralization Adult Clinical
Safety Signal Learning in Children of Parents with and without PTSD Adult Clinical
Still Can't Get It Out Of My Mind Adult Clinical
Studies on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicide Adult Clinical
Studying Alcohol and Related Risks (Project STARR) Adult Clinical
The Center for the Science of Social Connection Adult Clinical
Tribal Colleges and Universities Cultural Adaptation of and Evidence-Based Intervention Adult Clinical
Young Men’s Self-regulation Intervention Adult Clinical