Recruiting Lab Undergrads for Fall 2016

Are you a Georgia Tech undergraduate who is looking to become a research technician for credit, experience, or both? Do you have a passion for working with older adults in the community? Look no further!

The Adult Cognition Lab (ACL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is recruiting undergraduate research technicians for the fall semester. Students will be able to participate in high-level psychological research in exchange for 1 – 3 credit hours (Research Assistantship) with time commitments dependent on the number of credit hours signed up for.

As an undergraduate research technician with the ACL, you will have the opportunity to gain experience with (but not limited to):

  • Research in aging, memory, metamemory, and intelligence
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Statistical analysis (SAS, R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Interview techniques
  • Coordinating participants and sessions

Our current projects are exploring:

  • How university students’ casual reasoning is impacted based on knowledge and thinking styles.
  • How aging affects memory and whether it also affects older adults’ learning strategies and monitoring of memory performance.
  • Assessing older adults’ reported experiences with everyday memory failures, their common memory complaints, and the strategies they use to compensate for age-related changes in memory by conducting interviews.


If you are interested in working with us, please send an e-mail to Emily Lustig at

Summer participants needed!

The Adult Cognition Lab is recruiting participants, both college-aged and older adults, for experiments that are being conducted over the summer. For Georgia Tech students, the ACL is offering course credit for those who participate in a 2-part study of memory for words and lists of words. For older adults in the Atlanta community, the ACL is offering financial compensation for those who are willing to be interviewed about everyday memory occurrences.

Check out our Current Projects page to learn more about these studies or go to our Contact Us page to get in touch with an experimenter.

New participation opportunities this spring!

The Adult Cognition Lab will be running two new experiments starting in April that require participation from adults in the community! We will be conducting interviews with older adults to learn more about the ways they manage memory challenges and problems in everyday life as well as examining how accurate people are in assessing whether they are likely to recognize information they are trying to recall, but cannot.

Check out our Current Projects page or go to our Contact Us page to get in touch with an experimenter.