CAIP is currently accepting graduate student and research assistant applications!
Students in the CAIP Lab receive extensive research and clinical training in diagnostic and treatment protocols for specific psychological conditions in childhood and adolescence, namely social anxiety in teenagers. Students also may receive training in comprehensive and longitudinal assessments of normative psychological phenomena, such as parent-child relationship characteristics, parental monitoring, and parent-child discrepancies in perceptions of everyday events. Thus, CAIP Lab research aims may be of interest to those pursuing careers in areas of psychology other than clinical science, such as developmental and social psychology areas.
The primary research aims of the CAIP Lab are broad, and mainly deal with seeking to understand and interpret inconsistent measurements of specific behaviors. These research aims involve taking measurements of a variety of psychological constructs not of direct relevance to many of the investigations conducted in the CAIP Lab (childhood social anxiety, parent-child conflict, parental emotional distress, youth delinquency, parent-child relationship quality).
Therefore, CAIP Lab students are expected to work diligently to contribute to and promote the CAIP Lab’s primary research aims. At the same time, students are encouraged (and expected!) to pursue lines of research not only in the understanding of inconsistent measurements of behavior, but in research areas distinct from those that comprise the CAIP Lab’s primary research mission. Examples of such research areas may include studying the relationships between parent psychopathology and childhood maladjustment or peer relations and adolescent deviant behavior.
The training approach of this lab is expected to result in CAIP Lab students developing both CAIP Lab research aims and their own independent lines of research. Graduates from the CAIP Lab are encouraged (and, again, expected!) to carry their own lines of research into post-doctoral and ultimately to independent research careers in a variety of settings (e.g., traditional psychology and psychiatry departments, VA hospitals, private research foundations such as RAND or RTI).
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