Get Involved!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Intergroup Bias Lab!

Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) are core members of the Intergroup Bias Lab and a vital part of the scientific research process in general. RAs can contribute by assisting with study design, data collection, data entry, literature searches, testing new procedures, coming up with ideas for sharing and interpreting data, etc. We strive to accommodate each RA’s individual schedule, with a wide range of time commitments. It is possible to receive course credit for being an RA, in the amount of 1 credit per 3 weekly hours of lab-related activities.

Please contact Dr. Burke ( to schedule a meeting to discuss joining the lab.

Prospective Graduate Students

PhD students are the backbone of much modern psychological research at universities with very high research activity such as Syracuse. If you are considering pursuing a PhD in social psychology at Syracuse with Dr. Burke as your primary advisor, you might be interested in reading the lab manual [pdf]. See the psychology department website for information about the admissions process and requirements.

Dr. Burke is not planning to interview applicants to the PhD program to begin in Fall 2025. The information below pertains to future application cycles after 2025.

You are welcome to email with questions, but should not feel obligated to do so before applying. The application is typically due December 1. The department FAQ page includes a link to the online application system.

Dr. Burke and the other members of the Intergroup Bias Lab are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. Members of groups that are underrepresented in academia (including, for example, Black people, people with disabilities, transgender people), are especially encouraged to apply.