Join The Lab

Graduate Students

If you are interested in becoming a neuropsychologist and would like to be a part of our team conducting research in the neuropsychological aspects of medical illnesses such as obesity and heart disease or health behaviors including diet and exercise, consider applying to become a graduate student in our lab. As a member of the lab, you will receive excellent clinical training and be exposed to a wide range of research topics. Graduate students in our lab present at conferences and publish their work in scholarly journals. Applicants should have previous research experience, although it is not necessary to have research experience on any particular topic.

Information about the Ph.D. Psychology program at Kent State can be found here, and application materials are here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. John Gunstad or Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel via email.

Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in getting hands-on research training or thinking about attending graduate or medical school, getting experience in a research lab is important. In our lab, undergraduate research assistants are involved in a wide range of activities, including administering neuropsychological tests and data management. Positions are on a volunteer basis, although you can receive course credit via Psychology 31498/41498. Because of the training necessary to be a research assistant in our lab, we ask for a minimum of 6 hour per week commitment for least 1 academic year. You do not need previous research experience – just a curiosity about human behavior and the research process in psychology, ability to work well with people, conscientiousness, and the ability to make the time commitment.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. John Gunstad or Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel via email.