Clinical-Disaster Research Center

The University of Mississippi

Join the CDRC Team

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Becoming an research assistant provides students with a unique opportunity while completing their undergraduate education.  Our undergraduate research assistants engage in numerous opportunities such as working with graduate students on their thesis and/or dissertation projects, participating in experimental protocols, running participants, attending weekly lab meetings, and learning how to conduct literature searches. Additionally, many of our undergraduate research assistants participate in projects that lead to authorship on peer-reviewed publication and book chapters. Past undergraduate research assistants have also attended state, regional, and national professional conferences, expanding their experience to network with other students in the psychology field as well as prominent researchers. Professional development opportunities with the lab’s graduate students are integrated throughout the year. Undergraduates registered in the Honors College may have the opportunity to complete their Honors thesis through research projects that are currently being conducted.

If you are interested in joining the CDRC lab, please contact the lab at or Dr. Schulenberg at

Click here: PSY 420 Fall 2018 Syllabus

Graduate Students

Dr. Schulenberg will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Competitive applicants will have prior research experience and interests that complement the foci and/or methodology of the CDRC lab. These include, though not limited to, meaning in life, positive psychology, trauma, PTSD, and natural disasters. Please see the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program webpage for more information.