Research Assistant Positions: Social Cognition and Theory of Mind

Research Assistant Positions: Social Cognition and Theory of Mind
Brandon Woo and Prof. Jason Mitchell, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab, Psychology/FAS
summer 2018 and beyond



The Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab is seeking undergraduate students to assist with research on how people understand others’ thoughts, feelings, and intentions (i.e., theory of mind). Currently, we are investigating: (i) how group membership may influence reasoning about mental states; (ii) how group membership may influence moral decision-making and evaluation; and (iii) how social experiences may predict the structure of brain regions associated with social cognition. Through working on these projects and being in the lab, students will be able to gain research experience in social and cognitive psychology, and learn about these topics outside of a classroom setting. Responsibilities and Activities: As a research assistant, you’ll typically volunteer for 7-12 hours per week, during which you’ll engage in tasks such as data collection, data entry, and study stimuli creation. We encourage you to participate in discussion during lab meetings. Additional IInformation: We accept students to volunteer as research students. We especially encourage students who are interested in being part of the lab for more than a single semester. This position is open to students of any concentration. There are no prerequisites. To Apply: Please contact Brandon Woo at bmwoo@g.harvard.edu, and we can arrange a meeting. (posted 5/2018)