Join Us!

last updated: 03/28/2022

If you’re interested in our work, there are a few different ways for you to get involved!

Participate in a Research Study 

If you heard about our research and are interested in participating you can:
  1. To fill out our interest survey: Click this link
  2. Call us at 215-204-1573 and say that you are interested in participating in a research study.
  3. Email us at dvs-lab@temple.edu with the subject line “INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING”.
A team member will give you information about our ongoing studies and match you to a study that fits your preferences. A research study can be anywhere from 1-4 hours long and you can be paid for your time and your performance on the tasks.

Prospective Graduate Students

Our lab is recruiting for a PhD student for Fall 2022. Prospective PhD students should apply directly to the Cognition and Neuroscience (C&N) or Social Psychology program through the Department of Psychology graduate department. In your personal statement, please be sure to emphasize your prior research experience and how your research interests fit within the scope of the work being done in the lab. Although there are no hard and fast rules about what makes an applicant stand out, we generally look for applicants who can generate ideas, work independently, teach others, and see projects through completion.

Not sure about a PhD? Temple also offers a MS in Neuroscience.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Our lab is highly supportive of providing undergraduate research experience. Some of our prior undergraduates have presented their work at regional and national conferences. Although previous research experience is not required, we are generally looking for undergraduates who meet the following description:

  • Ambitious, dependable, self-motivated, and eager to learn independently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in the lab for at least 10 hours/week for at least two semesters
  • High GPA (minimum 3.5) in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and/or computer science
  • Familiarity with working with computers (computer programming is a plus, but not required)

If this sounds like you, please complete our online application. But, even if it doesn’t sound like you and you want to learn more, please indicate that on your application and we’ll see what we can do to work with you and help you learn more about research. We will keep your application on file and reach out to you when there’s an opening.

Contact Information

815 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

email: dvs-lab@temple.edu

phone: (215) 204-1573

For more information about the lab, please check out our lab manual.