Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students will typically participate through enrollment in directed research (PSY 5993). Please see here for more details on the program. See below for specific details on TRiCAM directed research. 


  • Must be an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota.
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in the following courses as prerequesites: PSY1001, PSY3801, and PSY3604.

Research Tasks:

  • Complete assigned readings
  • Participate in lab meetings with faculty mentor
  • Participate in lab meetings with supervisor
  • Recruit participants
  • Collect data
  • Debrief participants
  • Code data
  • Enter data
  • Analyze data

Project Description:

(doubtless your project will become more concrete as the semester goes on, however this will provide a sufficient, preliminary description.)

"To explore one aspect of the cognitive and affective mechanisms that are relevant to healthy functioning as well as psychopathology. These mechanisms are also a means to understand how genes and neural pathways relate to everyday life and symptoms."

Student Responsibilities:

Attend weekly lab meetings, attend and present in bi-weekly journal club meetings, work about 9 hours per week (3 hours per credit) to include the above responsibilities.


Check B: Alternative project: "Lead a journal club presentation and write an APA-style 6-8 page lab report summarizing my project."

Contact and Course Registration Information:

Students interested in registering for Research Laboratory in Psychology must first contact Naomi Skarsgard (nskarsga@umn.edu) to express their interest in TRiCAM and to set up an appointment to meet with her.