For the projects being conducted over the next several years, the Adolescent Dynamics Lab will need dedicated graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in learning the technical skills for recording and analyzing psychophysiological and observational data. Most importantly, the emphasis will be on skills related to dynamic systems approaches to adolescent emotional development.
Interested undergraduate students can apply to be a volunteer by completing and returning the application form.
We are looking for motivated graduate students to join our research team in 2015. Those with interests in experimentally induced emotion and emotion regulation, autonomic psychophysiology, observational research, and/or dynamic systems are encouraged to apply. Interested graduate students are encouraged to consider the current projects, information about the Developmental Program, and to contact Dr. Tom Hollenstein with any research ideas or to ask specific questions.
Graduate Student Training:
My training focus is to foster excellence in sophisticated research techniques and, most importantly, communication. I encourage students to publish and present. The goal is for the 6 years of MSc/PhD to result in a minimum of 6 publications: first year project, master's thesis, 3 PhD dissertation manuscripts, and comprehensive examination paper. Motivated students are well on their way to more than that. The reason? My job is to make sure that my students have as many opportunities as possible upon completion of the degree. A successful publication record, opportunities to collaborate with international researchers, and other experiences related to student goals (e.g., psychoeducational interventions, teaching) provide the best chance of getting an interview, postdoc, or landing the next job.