Research Assistant Position in Developmental Psychology

Professor Felix Warneken, Psychology/FAS - Fall 2013

Interested in getting research experience? Like kids? Help out next semester in the Warneken Lab conducting developmental psychology research! General Information: The Warneken lab is seeking motivated students to assist with research focused on cooperative behaviors and social cognitive development in young children. In particular, we study how children start to engage in altruistic helping and how they share resources with others. We study a broad age range, from toddlers to school-aged children, to better understand how these behaviors emerge over development. To learn more about the Warneken lab focus, please see our website https://software.rc.fas.harvard.edu/lds/research/warneken/warneken. Responsibilities: Research Assistants will gain experience and exposure to a variety of research activities, including: testing children in the lab, at schools, and in parks in Boston & Cambridge, recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families; data analysis (including advanced video coding technology); and aiding in the development of new studies. An interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. Students must commit to working 10 hours a week in the lab; Research Assistant positions may be eligible for course credit, work-study, or internship opportunities. To apply: Fill out the application form at https://software.rc.fas.harvard.edu/lds/research/warneken/research and email it, along with a copy of your resume or CV, to lab manager Natalie Benjamin at nbenjamin@fas.harvard.edu.