Undergraduate Research

Industrial Psychology Lab, Supervisor: Dr. A. Ralph Hakstian, Graduate Student: Zehra P. LeRoy
University of British Columbia
Directed Studies Student - Sep 2008 to Apr 2009
Research Assistant - Sep 2007 to Apr 2008

- Assisted in research on employment-related motivational distortion
- Analyze data on relationships between faking of traits approximating the Big 5 and Holland's RIASEC occupational typology
- Assure smooth operation of research, including scheduling and testing participants, maintaining lab supplies, and ensuring accurate data entry using SPSS
- Trained new RA in lab operations

Culture and Self Lab, Supervisor: Dr. Steven J. Heine, Graduate Students: Carl Falk and Matthew Ruby
University of British Columbia
Directed Studies Student - Sep 2008 to Apr 2009
Research Assistant - Sep 2007 to Apr 2008

- Assisted in research on cultural variation in emotional experience
- In charge of recruiting Mexican exchange students, the Human Subject Pool account, questionnaire distribution to the public, literature review, data coding and analysis (SPSS), and report writing
- Assisted in research on cultural differences in self-regulation and self-enhancement

Special Education, Supervisor: Dr. Linda Siegel, Graduate Students: Jill Etmanskie and Julie Kim
University of British Columbia
Research Assistant - Field Supervisor - Apr 2008 to Jul 2008
Research Assistant - May 2006 to Aug 2006

- Handled administrative, organizational, and communicative issues at elementary schools
- Assisted in research on the Math study by administering cognitive and achievement tests individually to 180 third graders and 200 first graders and entering data with SPSS from over 1,000 third grade students and over 1,000 first grade students
- Assisted in research on bilingual Korean children and their language abilities by administering the English portion of the test

Ecology, Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Shurin, Graduate Students: Laura White and Spencer Wood
University of British Columbia

Research Assistant - May 2005 to Aug 2005

- Conducted an experiment entitled "An investigation of potential grazers of the invasive brown alga, Sargassum muticum, in Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island," funded by NSERC USRA
- Assisted in algae identification, collection, and manipulation; ensured correct data entry in the field and laboratory; practiced quantifying canopy and holdfast percent cover; performed species removal from experimental plots

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