Join the Lab


Graduate Students

We are looking for a graduate student to join the ARC lab starting Fall 2020! If your interests align with our current research or you have any questions, please contact Dr. Schacter directly to introduce yourself. You can follow these links to learn more about the Wayne State Psychology graduate program, the Developmental Science area, and application procedures. The doctoral application deadline is December 1st, 2019.



Are you interested in studying how teenagers’ social relationships affect their health and well-being? We are looking for a team of motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) to start in Fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to gain hands-on experience conducting psychological research. You can learn more about our research here.

As an RA in the ARC lab, your responsibilities will include some or all of the following:

• traveling to local schools for participant recruitment and data collection
• conducting literature reviews on topics related to development, relationships, and health
• data entry, cleaning, and coding
• survey design and testing
• organizational duties (e.g., material prep; photocopying)

Becoming an RA offers a number of benefits for students, including but not limited to:

• first-hand experience conducting developmental psychology research and learning about the research process
• formal and informal professional development (e.g., learning about graduate school)
• working in a collaborative environment with other students who have similar interests
• opportunities to attend and give presentations on research findings

There are several requirements for RAs joining the lab:

• minimum 6 hours/week commitment
• minimum 2 semester commitment
• conscientiousness and strong attention to detail
• attendance of biweekly lab meeting

 Although not required, preference will be given to students:

• with prior lab experience
• who are Sophomore or Junior psychology majors
• can travel to local recruitment/data collection sites during school days
• with flexible schedules (e.g, for occasional weekend or early morning data collection)

To apply for an RA position, please complete the form below. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. If you have any questions, you can email