For Undergrads Interested in Research Opportunities
•The Study of Children’s Thinking is a NIH funded program
•Number of positions available each semester: 2-3
•Minimum number of credit hours required: 2
•Number of semesters a student is expected to participate: 2
What we do:
How do children make sense of the world? What kinds of theories do they have about why things happen, and how are their ideas different than adults’. In the most general terms, those are the questions we address in the Study of Children’s Thinking project. More specifically, we are working on two sets of projects. One set focuses on social cognition. We want to know how children predict and explain people’s behavior. A second set focuses more generally on processes of inductive inference. What are the factors that lead people to generalize from past experience?
A research assistant working on these studies could be involved in all aspects of research, from designing studies, to collecting data, to conducting analyses. We’re especially looking for people who might enjoy interviewing children in their preschools/after-school programs or in our lab at the Waisman Center. There are opportunities to learn and practice all sorts of technical skills, from using computers to drawing and creating research materials.
Who can apply:
For all positions some experience working with children would be extremely helpful. Students interested in the positions may work for research credit. We also have some student hourly positions available (especially for people with work-study funds).
If you are interested in a research experience in our lab, please contact Julia (lab manager) at 616-0686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.