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If you are a UVA undergraduate interested in doing research with us:
We generally require an overall GPA of 3.3. Undergraduate research assistants help with all aspects of the design, execution, and analysis of experiments. Each student is assigned to a research team under the supervision of a graduate student, or of prof. Haidt. We meet as a full group every other week to share findings and ideas.
We have a very collegial area. All grad students work with multiple faculty, and all faculty work with students that are not their primary advisees. We also have a great research environment -- a large subject pool, lots of talented undergraduate research assistants, and easy access to tens of thousands of subjects per year through www.YourMorals.org, as well as through Project Implicit. Our graduate students are extremely productive. For more information about the Social Psychology area, click here.
Please note: the Social area gets 100-130 applications per year and we usually admit only 4-6 people. In general successful applicants have GRE scores in the high 600's or above and strong letters of recommendation. You do not need to have been a psychology major; breadth of experience is valued. Prof. Haidt will have room to take on one new grad student to begin in the Fall of 2011. However, he will be spending the 2011-2012 academic year as a visiting professor at NYU. So you should only apply if there are other faculty members in the social area at UVA whose work interests you.