Join the Lab

The Conflict Research Lab focuses on social psychological phenomena related to media and conflict. Specifically, the CRL conducts experimental research on how media can influence interpersonal and intergroup conflict. Research topics include conflict, aggressive and prosocial behaviors, media effects, identity conflicts, acculturation, and intergroup relations. Please visit the “What we do” to see specific research projects the lab has been involved in.

Students interested in our research can join the lab as research assistants (RAs). RAs will have an opportunity to develop research questions, develop stimuli, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze data, present their work, and participate in lab meetings.

To be a RA in the lab, you must be available to commit for a least 2 consecutive semesters for at least 9 hours per week. You must also be able to attend weekly lab meetings, often held on Mondays, and be an active participant in lab discussions.

Please email: 1) your resume/CV and 2) an unofficial transcript to Dr. Muniba Saleem at saleemm@umich.edu with “RA application” and your first and last name in the subject line. If there is availability in the lab, you may be asked to come in for an interview.