Get Involved

Undergraduate research students play a key role in the MCS Lab.  If you are a Wesleyan undergraduate student looking to get research experience in the MCS Lab, there are several avenues to get involved, including enrolling in Professor Kim’s advanced research course (PSYC 383) or an independent/group research tutorial, serving as a research assistant, or applying for a paid summer research position.  For exceptional students, there is also the possibility of writing an honors thesis or a Masters thesis (BA/MA), however prior experience in the lab is generally required.

Priority to limited positions will be given to individuals who demonstrate success in Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 220), Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC 225) and/or Psychology of Human Memory (PSYC 341), Research Methods (e.g., PSYC 210) and Statistics (e.g., PSYC 200).

All lab members must be willing to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week to the lab.

Students interested in getting involved in the lab should complete the MCS Lab Research Assistant Application Form and e-mail a copy of their (unofficial) transcript and a sample of their academic writing to Professor Kim (  Space in the lab is limited so it is recommended that interested students apply during the semester prior to when they wish to join the lab.  Applications will be followed by a brief in-person interview with Professor Kim.