Pros: fantastic opportunities to learn about psychology research, presentation, and publication.
Cons: unpaid. this job was for college credit only.
My responsibilities as the student in charge of the lab involved a lot of scheduling, data collection and input, as well as managing students who reported me.
The two most challenging tasks were scheduling student research participants, as well as managing the individuals participating as lab assistants.
One of my favorite parts of the job was creating – more... the lab handbook; this handbook detailed responsibilities for all levels of assistant participation, expectations, as well as procedures for data collection, scheduling, and other basic office protocols. – less