We use social psychological theory and social cognitive methods to study important social problems and develop knowledge about how people see the world and other people. Conducting laboratory studies in psychology can give you invaluable experience for graduate school or other careers in research. The University of Winnipeg does not have a graduate program in psychology, but some of our faculty (co)supervise students as adjunct faculty members of the University of Manitoba psychology department.

If you are interested in gaining research experience in the lab, this may be arranged through an advanced readings course (PSYC 4010 & 4020) or an honours thesis (PSYC 4040). There are fewer opportunities to gain experience outside of those course offerings because the University’s new collective agreement for research employees prohibits taking lab volunteers or hiring students ad hoc. Any research positions, when they come up, will be posted through the university’s Human Resources website.

You may always email Prof. Friesen directly to see if he anticipates any postings coming up. He also welcomes emails from or meetings with psychology students who are interested in research opportunities or discussing graduate studies.