Join the Lab

Join the Lab


*** Dr. Hodson is actively seeking to expand the lab, recruiting MA and/or PhD students for the Sept 2016 entry-point ***


For the 2016-2017 year, Dr. Hodson will NOT be supervising BA thesis students. 


Why become part of the lab? Dr. Hodson publishes frequently, especially with his students. And publications are critical in graduate training and in preparation for the workforce, particularly in academia. 

Recent PhD graduates (Kimberly Costello; Cara MacInnis) each received the university's Distinguished Graduate Student Award for highest overall average in the programme, during both their MA and PhD degrees. Current PhD student Mark Hoffarth was similarly awarded this status for his MA degree. Dr. Hodson is very keen to recruit and support such talented students. If you're successful, you'll join a group of peers who are bright, hard-working, and engaged in the academic process.  

Morever, Brock University has a proven track record as one of the TOP-ranked Psychology departments in the country (see details at the bottom of this page). 

Are you a student, either undergraduate or graduate? Are you interested in joining the lab? 

There are several ways to get involved

  • Join the lab to complete a Masters or PhD degree (Click HERE for more information)
  • Join the lab for your Honours thesis
  • Volunteer as a research assistant; gain experience collecting and analyzing data; great for reference letters too
  • Complete a co-op educational experience in the lab
  • Even if you are already in another lab at Brock, there may be an opportunity for you here (Dr. Hodson regularly runs research projects with students from other labs).

If you are serious about wanting to join the lab, first read several of the PUBLICATIONS to get a better sense of whether you are interested in the lab's research interests and questions.


Source for the details provded below:
Carleton, R. N., Peluso, D.L., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2010). Assessing the research activity of Canadian psychology departments with graduate programmes. Canadian Psychology, 51(3), 164-176. doi: 10.1037/a0020193). (see Table 2)
For years 2004-2008, Brock Psychology ranking (out of 40 Canadian psychology departments with graduate programmes):

a) h-Factor: ranked 4th, with an impact of 21 (only U of British Columbia, U of Toronto, and U of Montreal ranked higher; tied with Western University and University of Calgary)

b) Average number of Publications per faculty  = ranked 7th (only Queens, Simon Fraser, U of British Columbia, U of Calgary, Lethbridge U, and Waterloo ranked higher)
c) Average number of Citations per faculty  = ranked 3rd (only UBC and Calgary ranked higher)
d) Mean number of Citations per faculty: ranked 2nd (only the University of Western Ontario ranked higher)
note from Carleton et al: “Average = the average number of publications (citations) per faculty; Mean = the average number of citations per publication”



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