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Research Opportunities

Many of the Human Development faculty are engaged in ongoing research and actively seek out undergraduate and graduate students as research assistants. Students interested in developing their research skills, either in preparation for the workplace or entry into graduate school, should consider colloborating with one of our faculty. Contact them directly for more information.

Dr. Pamela Roberts and her two research assistants (Talina Villao and Tracy Carlsen) and are trying to finish up a study that we have been working on for almost 2 years; we could really use your help to get a few more participants. We are interviewing people who have memorial stickers on their cars, specifically we are asking about their decisions to make and display them, how they affect their bereavement and how others react to them. Interviews are tape recorded but responses are kept confidential; the study is IRB approved, with the normal participant safeguards. CONTACTS: Pamela Roberts: or Talina Villao or Tracy Carlsen. Click “RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED” see flier for details.

Dr. Judith Stevenson’s current work in South Africa focuses on a project called GlobaLink, a multimedia, online curriculum resource for critical thinking about globalization and Africa created in the tradition of critical pedagogy, and geared for high school students. GlobaLink is housed at the Globalization Research Center-Africa, UCLA International Institute. As the Content Specialist, Dr. Stevenson wrote the basic project descriptions and conceptualized the contested nature of globalization that is central to the curriculum. The project was launched in May of 2006 and Dr. Stevenson is now working on a pilot study where teachers implement the curriculum in South African classrooms. Her future international plans for the project include outreach to Ghana and Ethiopia. Fulfilling an additional personal goal, Dr. Stevenson is involved in establishing a local partnership with the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center in Los Angeles to use the curriculum in their after-school program and in Los Angeles classrooms. To inquire about GlobaLink research opportunities, contact Dr. Stevenson at