Las Madres Nuevas (The New Mothers Study)

A multi-lab study exploring how mothers and infants interact across the early postpartum period and through the first 6 years of life in a low-income, Mexican American sample.

Las Madres Nuevas/The New Mothers Project is looking for enthusiastic and conscientious undergraduate research assistants who are interested in being part of an innovative and exciting research project funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health. If you want to get involved with research examining how mothers and infants interact across the early postpartum period in a sample of low-income, Mexican American women, we may have a spot for you. Possible duties may include: 1) behavioral coding of infant, mother, and dyadic interactions, (2) translation/transcription of mother-infant interactions from Spanish to English, 3) facilitate ongoing 75 and 93 month lab visits with families, and 4) assist with data management and basic project operations.

Opportunity Info
Additional Contact Information: 

Please e-mail Emily Ross ( and include the following information in your e-mail:

Are you able to make the minimum 6 hour week/ 2 semester commitment?
Do you have a minimum GPA of 3.0? Please attach a PDF of your unofficial transcript.
How early are you available to begin training?
Are you a fluent Spanish speaker?
What is your schedule like for the semester you’re hoping to begin participating in lab?
How long do you anticipate you’ll be around for/ how long are you looking to stay involved in research? Your answer to this question will be completely non-commital :)

Course Info
Course Credit: 
PSY 399 & PSY 499
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0+
  • 2+ semester commitment of 6 hours/week

  • Spanish speaking desired, but not required

  • Interest in psychology, and openness to learning!
Lab Director(s): 
Linda Luecken, PhD
Keith Crnic, PhD
Nancy Gonzales, PhD