Seeking FF-PTG Lab Assistants

Seeking Research Assistant (RA) Positions for Fall 2023

Are you a motivated psychology major?  Are you interested in immersing yourself in the research process? If you answered yes, the Free Form Posttraumatic Growth (FF-PTG) Lab may be a good fit for you! Our research concentrates on people’s mind, personality, perceptions, cognition, emotions, attitudes, feelings, behaviors, values, and beliefs (so, pretty much everything) while living. which may or may not correspond to the path of post-traumatic growth. Our Lab is currently looking for two additional research assistants to begin in the Fall 2023 semester


Being a member in the lab will require the student to:

  1. Be an OU undergraduate, at a freshman, sophomore or junior status, with psychology major
  2. Plan to take or currently take PSY 2510 (Statistics in Psychology Course)
  3. Dedicate 8 hours per week to lab work,
  4. Able to enroll in Readings and Research course (4 credits) or Research Apprenticeship course (4 credits), and
  5. Have effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills in multiple areas (e.g., writing, statistics, etc.) and will allow you to work independently as well as collaboratively with the fellow lab members to enhance your research experience, so please do not feel hesitant to apply.  We are interested in providing all psychology students with the opportunity to be a part of our lab. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Taku <> or Paxton Hicks <>.

Application Materials/Requirements:

Before applying, please know that this is not a paid position.  Also, in order to apply, you need to be an enrolled Oakland University student with psychology major.  We are not accepting volunteer research assistants at this moment.  In order to participate in this lab, you must take the research apprenticeship course that is 4 credits.

The materials for applications are:

(1) Letter of Interest, which should include <a> your short-term and long-term goals, <b> what you hope to accomplish in this research experience <c> your research/career interest, <d> what you are proud of about yourself, and <e> when you are planning to graduate,

(2) 1-page curriculum vitae or resume, and

(3) your unofficial transcript.

The Letter of Interest and your resume should be e-mailed to Paxton Hicks <> and your unofficial transcript should be emailed to Dr. Taku <>

Please contact Dr. Taku ( or Paxton Hicks <> if you have any questions. As soon as we receive your applications, we schedule the interview. We look forward to meeting with you!

To hear more about the five major topics we study in the lab, check out Dr. Taku’s video below:

Click here to visit Dr. Taku’s YouTube page where you can see all of her other videos!

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