Texas Tech University

Prospective Graduate Students

We are accepting graduate research assistants in the SITH lab for the upcoming year.

Our researcher assistants are intelligent and skilled students pursuing their PhD in Experimental-Social Psychology. Students wishing to join our lab should be familiar with the work being done in the lab to ensure that individual interests match up with the research we conduct. In general, prospective graduate students should have an interest in social identity, group processes, attitudes, risky behaviors, uncertainty, and the application of these concepts to general health. See below for a list of relevant articles on these areas.

Students who are interested in working with Dr. Hohman should initially contact him via email-zachary.hohman@ttu.edu to determine if there are openings in the lab. Full application to the department and graduate school is required for admission into the program and lab. Please refer to the instructions on the Department of Psychological Sciences application page for complete information.

Relevant Literature

Abrams, D., & Hogg, M. A. (2010). Social identity and self-categorization. In J. F. Dovidio, M. Hewstone, P. Glick & V. M. Esses (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination (pp. 179-193). London: SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781446200919.n11

Hogg, M. A. (2006). Social identity theory. Contemporary social psychological theories, 13, 111-136.

Hogg, M. A. (2007). Uncertainty–identity theory. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 69-126. doi:10.1016/S0065-2601(06)39002-8

Hornsey, M. J. (2008). Social identity theory and self‐categorization theory: A historical review. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 204-222.

Tajfel, H. (1969). Cognitive aspects of prejudice. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1, 173-191.

Undergraduate RA Application

Becoming involved in psychological research is one of the best ways to learn about all aspects of the research process as well as gain valuable experience for jobs and graduate school. We accept undergraduate student researchers into our lab as volunteers or for course credit. Our research assistants perform a range of duties including running student participants in our studies, helping with literature reviews, and even developing of their own research projects. 

While we may not always have openings in the lab, we are happy to take applications. Please click the link below for our application, which can be submitted via email.

Research Assistant Application