We are investigating whether narratives about patients accomplishing self-care improves self-care intentions and planning among older adults with diabetes. Narratives about patients who overcome barriers to self-care may help older adults develop effective plans for their own self-care (e.g., related to taking medication or exercising). We will work with older adults to identify barriers to and strategies for accomplishing diabetes self-care, and then develop narratives that incorporate these ideas about self-care.
Student Research Opportunities
The Action, Research, and Collaboration (ARC) Team is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist in projects focused on different forms of violence. Students will learn about social problems and develop various research skills. Dedicated students who qualify can potentially work on a distinction project with our team. Generally, we only recruit students who are able to register for 290 credit, and we do not take on volunteers.
The Dolcos Lab is a cognitive neuroscience group that investigates emotional processing, memory, personality, social cognition, and decision-making. Along with these areas, our current research also focuses on emotion regulation, coping skills, and resilience. Prospective applicants should be interested in some or all of these topics. Otherwise, we have similar recruitment expectations as most experimental psychology labs, with an emphasis on timeliness, flexibility, and dependability.