Elisabeth A. Karuza

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Penn State University



Our lab is growing! We are currently recruiting graduate students to begin in fall 2019, and a post-doctoral fellow to begin in summer or fall 2019. Potential applicants (for both positions) are encouraged to contact Dr. Karuza at ekaruza@psu.edu. Prospective graduate students can read more about the application process here: http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/prospective-students



Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are always looking for highly motivated and curious undergraduate research assistants to join the lab. We do interdisciplinary work, so we encourage students from a variety of academic backgrounds (e.g., psychology, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, computer science, physics) to apply. Students have the option to earn course credit by assisting with research in the lab for 8-10 hours per week (3 credits). They may also volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours per week. Some paid positions may be available over the summer. 






We primarily recruit participants through the Department of Psychology subject pool. Typically, students earn course credit for participating in behavioral studies run on a computer. Experiments can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Participants in neuroimaging experiments are compensated financially. Those experiments usually take a bit longer, anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. If you are interested in becoming a participant, or you have any questions about the process of participating in an experiment, please contact our lab manager, Kendra Lange, at kxl786@psu.edu.