Developmental Etiology of Externalizing Problems (DEEP) Research Lab

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Faculty Name: 
Dustin Pardini
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

An honor’s student with a criminology or social science major with a GPA of 3.5 or higher is preferred with experience working with Microsoft Excel and/or SPSS. We are looking for an individual who can dedicate at least two semesters of their time to the lab, working 2-3 days per week for at least 10 hours per week on a set schedule.

Closing Date: 
May 31, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Downtown Phoenix
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

Join our lab to learn more about the mind and experiences of psychopaths and other serious criminals! Our lab follows children into adulthood to study the factors that lead some individuals down a path of serious violence and substance abuse. We are currently working on several grant-funded studies focused on the development of psychopathy, serious violence, firearm violence, and chronic substance use. We use cutting-edge technology like brain-imaging data to complement data obtained directly through interviews with research participants and official arrest records. Undergraduate lab members work closely with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to gain applied research and data management experience. You will have access to several unique longitudinal datasets, including a brain-imaging dataset, which can be used for undergraduate research projects and/or honors theses. This research opportunity is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing an advanced graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, criminology, etc.) and/or obtaining a research position after graduation. The lab website is:

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

If interested, please contact Danielle Dandreaux, PhD ( Please include a copy of your current CV/resume and your GPA.