Social Work & Human Services,
Social & Behavioral Sciences,
Human Development & Family Sciences,
Other Social & Behavioral Sciences,
Position Summary : Provides expertise in support of research
projects on parental emotion socialization in the Social
Development Lab in the Department of Psychological, Health &
Learning Sciences. Performs advanced behavioral coding of
videotapes of mother-child interactions, data collection, and
analysis. Prepares reports. May work with human subjects and
contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures research tasks
are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations
to changes in procedure, processes, or research design. May prepare
and/or edit research papers, proposals and reports.
Skill Level : Understands and applies fundamental theoretical
concepts in area of specialization, specifically knowledge of
parenting styles and typical development from early childhood
through middle childhood, knowledge of videotape-based behavioral
coding, and knowledge of ethical guidelines for research with
children and families.
Duties : Conducts behavioral coding of videotapes of mother-child
interactions according to a standardized coding scheme to measure
emotional expression and emotion socialization. Responsible for
following lab protocols for organizing and maintaining data entry,
video and transcription files for lab projects. Work is varied and
somewhat difficult. Originality and ingenuity are required.
Supervision : Receives direct supervision referring complex
situations to higher levels.
Requirements : Bachelors’ degree in Psychology, Human Development,
or a related major, and/or the equivalent level of training and
experience. At least six months of experience with behavioral
observation or behavioral coding with families or children.