Northern Arizona University – Social Psychophysiology of Compassion REU

The Department of Psychology

Northern Arizona University


Summer 2012 Research Internships in

The Social Psychophysiology of Compassion


At our beautiful Mountain Campus in Flagstaff, Arizona

May 23 through July 31, 2012

(Application Deadline March 1, 2012)

A 40-hour/week research-intensive internship in the following potential areas:

Psychophysiology of compassion, anxiety, and stress

Social goals, friendship, and happiness across cultures

Anxiety, depression, compassion, and cardiovascular health

Functional analysis of compassionate parenting and child-rearing

Role of compassionate behaviors and diversity in the work-life interface

Electrocortical (EEG) and psychophysiological correlates of compassion

Role of compassionate behaviors in sexual health practices across cultures

Cross-cultural compassion, perceived similarity, identification, and The Quiet Ego

Self-centeredness and self-serving social behaviors, social interest/compassion and health

Mirror neurons, empathic resonance, and electrocortical manifestations of compassion and cruelty

Internship includes:

Individualized research collaboration with Psychology Department doctoral faculty

Creating and presenting a professional conference presentation, with an opportunity for manuscript submission

Travel support to and from Flagstaff and partial conference travel

$5000 Stipend

Room and Board in Flagstaff, Arizona for the Summer

$550 Laboratory allowance

6 Credit Hours PSY 485 Tuition Paid

Picnics, lunches, recreational travel around Northern Arizona

And much, much more . . . .

Funding provided by

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Northern Arizona University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology

For further information and to apply, please see our website at

or email Dr. Larry Stevens at

With the subject identifier “REU”

Or call (928) 523-6530


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