Participate in the laboratory
Become an undergraduate research assistant
Each semester, undergraduates help conduct research in our laboratory. Psychology students can receive course credit for assisting in research by registering for Psychology 290. After working on ongoing projects in our lab, many students transition to working on their own independent research projects, and some eventually work on an undergraduate honors projects. If you would like to gain research experience in our lab, please send an email to Prof. Simons (email@example.com) with the following information: (1) what you hope to gain from your research experience and (2) which research topics in our laboratory interest you most. Please also identify any special skills you have (computer skills, programming, artistic skills, video skills, etc) that might be useful in a research setting. No prior research experience or technical skills are required, but if you do have any, please mention them.
Become a graduate student in the laboratory
If you are interested in pursuing a psychology Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, please email Prof. Simons directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our lab regularly collaborates with students from many laboratories at the university, and students in our lab work with other faculty as well. So, even if our lab is not taking students in a given year, there might still be opportunities to work in our laboratory if you came to the University of Illinois.
Participate in studies
In the near future, we will be adding links for ongoing studies to this site. These will be online studies that you can do even if you are not at the University of Illinois. Stay tuned.
Our lab is often looking for undergraduate programmers to help with experiment programming. If you are an undergraduate at the University of Illinois and you have programming skills in C++, Java, Python, or Matlab (or if you have web programming skills), and you would be interested in a part-time job with our lab, please email Prof. Simons (email@example.com).