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The Stress and Sleep Research Lab was established in 2019 and is part of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Arkansas. The focus of our research, broadly speaking, is on the psychoneuroendocrinology of insomnia and depression. We are interested in the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of these disorders, with the goal of identifying clinically useful markers that may inform future treatment and prevention efforts. More specifically, we are interested in learning more about how psychological and biological responses to stress are related to risk and resilience.
Dr. Vargas will be interviewing students for a new clinical psychology doctoral student for Fall 2024.
In general, applicants who are interested in behavioral sleep medicine (e.g., studying the behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors underlying normal and disordered sleep) are the best fit for our lab. Applicants who are interested in psychoneuroendocrinology (e.g., studying stress hormones as they relate to psychological factors) are also a good fit.
We are accepting applications for new undergraduate research assistants for Spring 2024!
Please complete the Undergrad RA application (link below). Please also send an email directly to Dr. Vargas notifying him that you completed the application.