Interested in joining the lab?

The Peterson Lab is looking for bright, hardworking students who can think critically about topics related to educational psychology and are not shy about contributing their own ideas. Student research assistants are involved in recruiting participants, running studies, helping to design studies, reviewing literature, and data analysis.  With experience this can transition to designing and running your own studies and writing papers for presentations or publication.

American University undergraduate students can do research in the lab for independent study credit (e.g., EDU 490) or as a volunteer research assistant. Paid positions are sometimes available.

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies with Dr. Peterson should email her directly: epeterso [at]