HRP SU23-15: Research Opportunity with Dr. Carolyn Greene

Project Mentor

Dr. Carolyn Greene
Department of Psychiatry

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description I am seeking an undergraduate student researcher to assist with the Cultural Understanding of Emotions Study (CUES) a research study investigating emotion socialization processes in Latinx families. The student researcher will assist with the cultural and linguistic adaptation and piloting of a measure of parental emotion socialization behaviors, and will also assist with implementation of a national on-line survey, as well as with other study tasks. The student researcher will have the opportunity to develop a poster or paper on a research question of their choosing, related to children’s emotion regulation, parents’ socialization behaviors, and children’s functioning. Data for the project can be drawn from (1) qualitative CUES study data from focus groups of Latinx parents discussing emotion processes in their families, or (2) data from a previous study on parent and child emotion regulation and emotion socialization. The student researcher will be expected to attend research team meetings.
Project Direction The Family Adversity and Resilience Research (FARR) program at Kane Street in West Hartford is a collaborative laboratory combining the work of several PIs who conduct research into the effects of trauma on children and families. My specific research is on intergenerational emotional processes, and aims to better understand how parents can support the development of children’s emotion management, especially after stressful life experiences.
Mentorship and Supervision I will provide training and supervision on all research-related tasks. The student will attend lab meetings and I will also provide weekly individual mentorship meetings with the student. Informal feedback will be provided throughout the research experience, with a formal feedback meeting at the conclusion of the summer.
Student Qualifications
Coursework: Completion of at least one General Psychology course required; additional coursework in developmental psychology preferred.
Academic interests: an interest in child development; students considering graduate studies in psychology are encouraged to apply.
Experience: Bilingual English and Spanish skills preferred, but not required. Previous research experience is helpful, but not required; the intern will receive training in relevant tasks.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: May 22 to July 28, 2023
Schedule: Hours can be arranged between 8:30am and 6:30pm, M-F
Please note: This research experience takes place at the UConn Health facility in West Hartford (65 Kane Street).
Project Continuation Fall 2023, Spring 2024
Academic Year Time Commitment 3-9 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity at The application deadline is Monday, January 30, 2023.

This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, an unofficial transcript, GPA, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests. References should be available upon request.