Prospective Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students will typically participate through enrollment in directed research (PSY 5993) and/or an honors experience (PSY 4994/5994).


  • Must be an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota.
  • Must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in the following courses as prerequisites:
    • PSY 1001 (Introduction to Psychology),
    • PSY 3001W (Research Methods), and
    • PSY 3801 (Psychological Measurement & Data Analysis) or equivalent.

Research Tasks:

  • Complete assigned readings
  • Participate in meetings with supervisor and faculty mentor
  • Enter, code, and analyze data
  • Recruit participants, collect data, and debrief participants

Student Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly lab meetings
  • Attend and present in bi-weekly journal club meetings
  • Complete research tasks including the above responsibilities

This is a two semester opportunity; students are expected to work about 9 hours per week (3 hours per credit). Responsibilities may vary by project and semester.

Contact and Course Registration Information:

Students interested in registering for a research experience with TRiCAM should submit this form to express their interest.

Directions for Completing the PSY 5993 Undergraduate Research Contract:

 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."


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

Due Date:

Set the due date to the proposed semester's last day of instruction. To look up the appropriate date, reference the academic calendar here