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Deadline for applications – November 6, 2020


NOW RECRUITING FOR SPRING, SUMMER, OR FALL 2021: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab in the Department of Psychology at Penn is seeking undergraduate students to assist with clinical research. Research in our lab is focusing on anxiety and depression. We focus in particular on cognitive, behavioral, and emotional processes that increase risk for these conditions. We study these processes in clinical populations using a variety of approaches, including laboratory experiments, daily diary methods, and psychophysiological measurement.

Our student assistants are exposed to all aspects of the clinical research process, including study planning and design, participant recruitment, data collection and management, library work, and preparing presentations of our research findings for conferences and journals. Lab meetings provide opportunities to learn about the broader field of clinical psychology and to discuss professional and graduate school issues. This is a great chance to learn skills that complement knowledge gained in class and to increase preparation and competitiveness for graduate school.


We are looking for highly conscientious, responsible, detail-oriented student volunteers who are enthusiastic and self-motivated. Psychology or BBB majors thinking of going on to graduate school are preferred. No prior research experience is necessary. The position requires a two-semester commitment of at least 10 hours per week; hours are flexible. The start date for this position can be either Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021 (with Summer or Fall 2021 start dates preferred).

Deadline for applications: Monday, November 6, 2020

Please download an application here and return it to Auburn Stephenson via email (



Dr. Ruscio will not be accepting new graduate students for admission for Fall 2020.