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Dr. Noel Card (Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development) is recruiting undergraduate research assistants for two projects studying aggression among schoolchildren. These two projects are: Forms and functions of aggressor-victim relationships: This project studies the reasons why particular aggressors target particular peer using overt (e.g., hitting) or relational (e.g., excluding) forms, and proactive (to obtain rewards) and reactive (in response to threats) functions, of aggression. This study will collect data from students in local middle schools. Emergence of cyberbullying: This project will examine the emergence of cyberbullying (i.e., aggression using technology) involvement, as an aggressor and/or victim, from third grade through high school, considering factors such as technology usage, parental technology behaviors, and involvement in traditional bullying. This study will collect data from students in several local elementary and middle schools. For both projects, research assistants will be expected to attend regular meetings (approximately weekly), study assigned readings, and assist in other activities (e.g., literature reviews throughout the semester. Research assistants should be prepared for a very intensive period of data collection (survey preparation and administering surveys in local schools) late in the semester (April and May). Research assistants need to be able to work both independently and collaboratively, to meet deadlines, and to communicate effectively with project personnel, school personnel, participants (parents, teachers, and students). Students typically enroll for 3 credits of FSHD 399 for credit for this work. These are unpaid positions. If you are interested in applying for consideration as research assistant for either of these projects, please email the following materials to either Debbie Casper (aggressor-victim relationships; dcasper@email.arizona.edu) or John Kozlowski (cyberbullying; john.paul.kozlowski@gmail.com): (1) A letter of interest indicating (a) why you are interested in the research assistant position, (b) the skills you bring to the position, (c) your expected date of graduation, and (d) your professional goals after graduation; (2) a brief resume that includes your major and GPA; and (3) a provisional schedule of availability for the spring semester. If you are interested in both projects, please apply to only one project but indicate your willingness to be considered for the other project in your cover letter. If you have any questions about either project, please contact either Debbie Casper (aggressor-victim relationships; dcasper@email.arizona.edu) or John Kozlowski (cyberbullying; john.paul.kozlowski@gmail.com).


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