Karen Mooney

Research Content

  • Quality of peer relationships (friendships and romantic relationships) in both adolescence and emerging adulthood, and how this is associated with adjustment outcomes (e.g., academics, self-esteem, problem behaviors)
  • Variable-oriented (comparing the values of variables to the values of other variables) and person-oriented (differentiating subgroups of individuals on the basis of distinctive patterns) approaches, taking advantage of their complimentary nature

Are you looking for student research assistants for the upcoming semesters?

  • Yes

If yes, how many students are you looking for?

  • 2-3

What semesters are you looking for?

  • Fall 2024

What years do you prefer students to be?

  • Sophomores or juniors 
  • Multiple semester commitment 

Student Involvement

  • Reading relevant articles on the topic, assisting with designing studies, collecting data, entering data, cleaning data, analyzing data, interpreting results, and putting together poster presentations for conferences 
  • Opportunity to assist with the preparation of manuscripts for publication, test their own hypotheses with our data, or even initiate their own project on a related topic

Student Skills

  • Completion(and done well in) of both PSYC 250 and PSYC 251
  • Conscientiousness, curiosity, reliability, and good interpersonal skills

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