Contextual and Automatic Influences on Relationships (CAIR) Lab

Dr. Jim McNulty will be accepting applications to be a DIS in his lab for the Spring 2024 semester. Research in the CAIR Lab examines how strong beliefs may change or remain stable over time in romantic relationships. For more information about research projects in the CAIR lab, please visit:

Potential benefits of joining the CAIR Lab:

  • First-hand experience working with psychological data and conducting analyses
  • Exposure to social psychological literature on social cognition and maintenance processes in romantic relationships
  • Professional development and preparation for graduate school

Responsibilities in the lab may include:

  • Running experimental sessions
  • Coding video data
  • Assisting with participant recruitment
  • Attending lab meetings
  • Data cleaning and management


  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Must commit to at least 3 hours per week to the lab
  • Although not required, preference will be given to students who are interested in relationships research and have taken Research Methods and Social Psychology

If you are interested, please email Michael Irias at: for a copy of application.

We are only recruiting for in-person DIS at the moment.

Faculty Mentor(s)
Research Area

Close relationships: the contextual nature of interpersonal processes and implicit social cognition