Spring 2021 Research Assistant PRISM Lab

The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab is headed by Dr. Heidemarie Laurent, Assistant Professor in the Community Psychology program. We study the development of stress regulation and dysregulation within families from a biopsychosocial perspective that involves attention to the brain and peripheral physiology, as well as individual and dyadic behavior. Our ultimate goal is to understand links in the chain by which stress-related mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) are transmitted across generations, and to guide early screening and intervention to prevent such transmission. 

We are recruiting RAs to predominantly assist with the WISH study. The WISH study is a longitudinal study focusing on mother-infant stress regulation and wellbeing during the perinatal period as predictors of the development of infants' physiological--i.e., HPA axis, autonomic, inflammatory--and behavioral responsiveness to interpersonal stress. As an RA, you will be expected to assist with data entry, prepare the lab space, assist with research sessions, babysit during sessions, and attend mandatory lab meetings.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to Sophie Goldstein (sophiemg@illinois.edu).



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