Prospective Graduate Students
The 2020 admission cycle is now closed. Please check back in August to see if Dr. T will be recruiting for the 2021 admission cycle.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
We are currently accepting research assistants for Fall Quarter 2020! Any undergraduate students interested in pursuing research with the DiSH Lab may apply. Credit opportunities are available. Research assistants contribute to all stages of the research process and gain valuable research experience, especially as we are currently beginning several new studies. It is NOT necessary to be a Psychology major. It IS required to commit to at least 8 hours per week. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 OR have earned an A in Psych 150. We cannot consider your application until you know your schedule for the quarter for which you are applying. Once you know your schedule, complete this application.

Summer Intensive Program 2020
The DiSH Lab is offering an exciting summer intensive course for underrepresented students who are currently enrolled in 2-year and community colleges! This summer intensive course will take place from July 20th to July 31st, 8 hours each weekday, and is intended to provide research experience and career development training to underrepresented undergraduates who wish to gain experience in hands-on health psychology research.

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Each day has 5 distinct hour-long modules: (1) a seminar-type lab meeting; (2) a research skills workshop; (3) a career development workshop; (4) dedicated time to work on a study proposal; and (5) dedicated time for writing. Students will spend 2 additional hours per day shadowing trained research assistants as they run participants in ongoing studies or performing other lab tasks. The table below displays the topics for the research and career modules.

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Interested individuals may apply for a Summer Intensive position now. Students currently enrolled in a 4-year college are NOT eligible to apply. It is an 8 hour/day commitment for two weeks and a $500 stipend will be provided. Attendance every day of the program is required. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to [email protected] along with an unofficial transcript. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the last day to apply is Friday, May 15th at 5pm.

Honors Theses/Independent Projects
You must work as a research assistant for at least 3 quarters to be eligible to conduct an honors thesis or independent project in the lab with Dr. T.

Letters of Recommendation
Click here to find out more about how to request a letter of recommendation from Dr. T.

The 2019 admission cycle is now closed. Please check back in August to see if Dr. T will be recruiting for the 2020 admission cycle. The DiSH Lab is actively recruiting a diverse team of research assistants for Fall 2017! Any undergraduate students interested in pursuing research with the DiSH Lab may apply. We are particularly hoping to welcome African American research assistants onto our team. Credit opportunities are available. Research assistants contribute to all stages of the research process and gain valuable research experience, especially as we are currently beginning several new studies. It is NOT necessary to be a Psychology major. It IS required to commit to at least 8 hours per week. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 OR have earned an A in Psych 150. We cannot consider your application until you know your schedule for the quarter for which you are applying. If you are interested in joining, and know your schedule for Fall 2017, please email your application to [email protected].

DiSH Lab Grad Student Britt Ahlstrom is conducting a study looking at evolutionary theories of food preferences. She is seeking 2 stellar and conscientious FEMALE research assistants to lead participants through studies involving surveys, food, and collecting biological samples (e.g., swabbing inside mouths for cells). To apply, please complete the application and email it to [email protected].
We are currently accepting research assistants for Fall Quarter 2016! Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research with the DiSH Lab may apply for a research assistant position now. Credit opportunities are available. Research assistants contribute to all stages of the research process and gain valuable research experience, especially as we are currently beginning several new studies. It is NOT necessary to be a Psychology major. It IS required to commit to at least 8 hours per week. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 OR have earned an A in Psych 150. We cannot consider your application until you know your schedule for the quarter for which you are applying. Once you know your schedule, complete this application.
We are currently accepting research assistants for Fall Quarter 2019! Any undergraduate students interested in pursuing research with the DiSH Lab may apply. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who are: 1) available Mondays and Wednesdays mornings and between 12pm-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Fall 2019. Credit opportunities are available. Research assistants contribute to all stages of the research process and gain valuable research experience. It IS required to commit to at least 8 hours per week. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 OR have earned an A in Psych 150. If you are interested in joining, please email your application to [email protected].


Summer Intensive Program 2016

The DiSH Lab is offering a new summer intensive course for students who are currently enrolled in 2-year and community colleges! This summer intensive course will take from August 15th to August 26th, 10 am – 6 pm weekdays, and is intended to provide research experience and career development training to underrepresented undergraduates who wish to gain experience in hands-on psychology research.

Each day has 5 distinct hour-long modules: (1) a seminar-type lab meeting; (2) a research skills workshop; (3) a career development workshop; (4) dedicated time to work on a study proposal; and (5) dedicated time for writing. Students will spend 2 additional hours per day shadowing trained research assistants as they run participants in ongoing studies or performing other lab tasks. The table below displays the topics for the research and career modules.

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Interested individuals may apply for a Summer Intensive position now. It is an 8 hour/day commitment for two weeks and a $500 stipend will be provided. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the last day to apply is June 15th, 2016.


The DiSH Lab's active studies are currently fully staffed, but we will be accepting applications for Summer 2016. If you are interested in joining, please fill out an application once you have your schedule for the summer, and then email it to [email protected].


The DiSH Lab's Manager Angela Belsky is looking for a few highly organized and conscientious students to help in data collection on a study tracking behaviors, psychosocial factors, and hormones in pairs of roommates. If interested, please submit an application ASAP and email it to [email protected]

Cravings in Everyday Life Study
Do you drink alcohol?

The DiSH Lab is looking for individuals who drink alcohol regularly to participate in a study investigating how cravings for alcohol function in everyday life settings. Participants will be asked to provide a DNA sample, complete questionnaires, eat food, and be exposed to alcohol cues. Participants must be between 21 and 55 years old and this study requires one visit to the UCLA campus. Participants will be compensated up to $40 (an average of $20/hour) for participation.

To get more information about the study and to complete a screening, please click here. For specific questions, you can email us at [email protected] or call (424) 256-5121 and mention the "Cravings in Everyday Life Study."

HERO Study
The HEalth Registry of Obesity (HERO) is a study being conducted by DiSH Lab researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. We think people can be healthy, regardless of what number shows up on the scale. Our goal is to gather a group of people who might be considered obese by conventional standards, but are perfectly healthy. We know there are many of you out there. The purpose of our study is to understand what thoughts, behaviors, and qualities are characteristic of this “fit-and-fat” group, so that in the future, everyone - no matter what they weigh - can enjoy good health. If you're interested in being a participant, click here to get started or email us at [email protected].

Stress and Health Study
The DiSH Lab is looking for individuals who identify as Latino/a or African-American to participate in a study investigating how stress affects health. Participants will be asked to provide saliva samples, complete questionnaires, and consume food. Participants must be 18 years or older, and this study requires one visit to the CSULA campus.

Eligible participants will be compensated up to $50 for participation, plus compensation for parking or public transportation to CSULA.

If you're interested in participating, you can email us at [email protected] for more information.

The DiSH Lab's active studies are currently fully staffed, but we will be accepting applications for Winter 2020. If you are interested in joining, please fill out an application once you have your schedule for the summer, and then email it to [email protected]. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who are: 1) available from 10am-3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays; and 2) willing and able to work during Summer Session C 2019 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as well, so please be sure to mention that in your application if you are available.

2016 Summer Intensive Students with Dr. T.


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