COMMITMENT: 10 minimum hrs/wk (see description below)
COMPENSATION: Volunteer or Course credit (see description below)
About Us: Cosdill and Ngnoumen are two doctoral students in the Banaji Lab interested in face perception of adults and children. We are recruiting a research assistant to help us on the following projects.
Projects Description: The first project will be looking at how children learn to infer traits from faces. In the past decade there has been a wealth of research looking at how adults judge whether a face looks "trustworthy," "competent," or "dominant." However, this work has yet to be extended to children, and the question of how these processes develop in childhood remains theoretically interesting and important. The second project is to investigate how face perception affects social judgment. More specifically, you will be involved in a study that explores the degree to which trustworthiness and untrustworthiness judgments (and similarly, judgments concerning competency and incompetency)--inferred from faces--are implicitly associated with various forms of positive and negative stimuli, respectively.
Duties and Time Commitment: RA must work in the lab at least 10 hours per week. Duties involve collecting data, recruiting subjects, and attending project meetings.
Location: William James Hall on FAS campus.
Training: You will learn several aspects of social and developmental psychology research, such as how to administer the IAT, how to collect and manage data etc. Compensation: Volunteer or for course credit. Qualifications: (1) Moderate computer background --e.g., PC Windows; Macintosh; MS Word; Excel; (2) Concentrator in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, or related fields.
To Apply: Please email Emily Cogsdill email@example.com or Christelle Ngnoumen firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interests in the projects.