Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should apply to the psychology department’s PhD program. More information is available on the department website as well as the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) website.

Prospective Research Assistants and Honors Students

Our lab welcomes committed individuals to apply for volunteer research assistant and honors student positions with our lab. RAs and honors students work directly under one of the lab’s graduate students or post-docs and gain valuable hands-on research experience.

Those interested should contact the graduate student or post-doc whose research most closely matches their own interests. Lab member research areas and contact information can be found on our People page.

Work-Study Program

Students who qualify for the Federal Work-Study program can apply to work as a paid research assistant in the Higgins Lab. You do not need to be a psychology major to apply, but interest in psychological research (particularly the research of the Higgins Lab), is a plus. Work-study RAs typically work 10 hours/week on a range of projects within the lab. Responsibilities include data entry, literature searches, coding, subject recruitment, and running experiments.

Interested students should email the lab manager with the following documents attached:

  • CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • 2-page writing sample from any academic essay
  • A short statement describing their research interests

Participate in a Study

People interested in participating in our research should visit our Participate page to see a list of ongoing studies.

Everyone Else!

For all other inquires please contact the lab directly through email.