Research Opportunities

Lab Meetings

ACME lab meetings are held on Wednesdays from 1:00PM to 2:30PM in Dunham Laboratory 217. Members of the Yale community are welcome to join. Other interested parties should contact John Bargh first to ensure that the lab meetings are a right fit for them.

Research Assistants

Interested in working in our lab? We're looking for bright, motivated research assistants interested in getting hands-on experience in psychological research. Yale Psychology and Cognitive Science majors, especially those interested in pursuing graduate studies in these fields, are encouraged to apply. If you'd like to join our lab, participate in our weekly lab meetings in which we design and discuss our ongoing studies, and become involved in conducting research, review the lab members page and contact the lab member you are most interested in working with.

Summer Internships

Each year we accept interns from other universities for our summer internship program. This is a volunteer internship program in which we aim to immerse our interns in every aspect of the research process, including hypothesis generation (in the lines of research we are currently pursuing), designing the study, creating the materials for the study, running the study, entering the data, doing data analysis and writing, all while working closely with our graduate students and post-doc. Interns will also participate in a weekly reading group where we will discuss empirical and theoretical papers at the cutting edge of our discipline.

This internship program is on a volunteer basis; however you are encouraged to check with your department for available funding. In addition, organizations such as PsiChi offer scholarships for undergraduate research. Interns are also responsible for finding housing in New Haven during their stay. However, sublets are usually abundant in New Haven in the summer, and interns in the past have had great success coordinating and securing housing together.

If you are interested in applying for a summer internship, please send an email to with the following information:

  • A cover letter explaining why you want to work in the lab and stating your past research experiences and other relevant information
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A resume or CV

There is no strict deadline for applications. Admissions into the program will granted on a rolling basis.