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If you are interested in becoming a member of our lab and carrying out research, we'd love to hear from you.   


Research Assistants

 Research Assistants are a core part of the lab, and contribute in many ways, including performing literature reviews, subject recruitment, data collection and analysis, and experiment design. In the past, research assistants who have worked for us for multiple quarters/years have also had opportunities to serve as authors on scientific papers and conduct honors theses in the lab (see below). Research assistants can receive credit or work-study compensation during fall, winter, and spring quarters, while several grants are available to fund full-time research during summer quarter. For more information, please see below: 

Psych 195 (Independent Study)



Major Grant

If you’re interested in applying to be a research assistant in the lab, please reach out to Jesse Barrera at In addition, for freshmen and sophomores, we highly recommend applying to Dr. Crum’s spring Introductory Seminar, Psych 20N: How Beliefs Create Reality, which offers an excellent introduction to research we conduct in the lab. 

Please be advised that we are only able to offer research assistant positions to Stanford undergraduates at this time. 

Honors Thesis Students

In the past, Dr. Crum and the Mind & Body Lab have advised a number of honors theses in the psychology department at Stanford. An honors thesis is an exciting opportunity to carry out original research in an area of personal interest. Honors theses in psychology are also highly time-intensive, and successful thesis students often begin their research during the summer before their senior year or even sooner. For this reason, honors thesis students in our lab are typically MBL research assistants who have worked with us for multiple quarters or even years before embarking on their theses. As a result, we recommend that students who are interested in potentially carrying out a thesis in the lab apply for a research assistant position during their sophomore or junior years at Stanford. For more information about conducting an honors thesis in the Mind & Body Lab, please contact Jesse Barrera at

Major Advising: If you're interested in having Dr. Crum be your undergraduate psychology advisor, please contact Jesse Barrera at Please note that due to a high volume of requests, Dr. Crum may not be able to serve as a major advisor to every student who reaches out.

PhD Students

Dr. Crum is not accepting students during the 2022-2023 application cycle however you may still apply to the social area broadly. Information on applying to the Stanford psychology PhD program can be found HERE

Postdoctoral Scholars

While we are not actively recruiting postdocs at this time, we welcome inquiries from passionate scholars with interests in health psychology, intervention design, psychoneuroimmunology and/or biostatistics. Desired qualifications for postdocs in our lab include excellent methodological and statistical expertise employing experimental, longitudinal, and/or assessment-development designs and experience conducting research using hormonal, immune, cardiovascular, or other physiological indicators. If you are interested in being a postdoc in the lab, we highly recommend reviewing our Research and Publications pages and reaching out to us at with specific project proposals.