The Lab for Developmental Studies is seeking highly motivated and independent student researchers to assist with studies on representations of number, objects, and people. Responsibilities center around working on a project with a graduate student or postdoc mentor, and may include designing and running experiments in the lab, in parks and daycares, and online, recruiting participants, organizing and analyzing data, and writing manuscripts.... Read more about Laboratory for Developmental Studies
As an undergraduate research assistant, you would work with Dr. Dana Born, Dr. Jennifer Lerner, and their teams on a project that is aimed at understanding leadership development, authenticity, and well-being in mid-life as part of the Harvard Longitudinal Leadership Study.... Read more about High Impact Psychological Research with Leaders
The primary aim of the Caregiver-Reported Early Development Index (CREDI) project is to develop population-level measure of early childhood development for children from birth to age three. In doing so, we hope to provide a tool that allows us to quantify children’s skills and needs across countries with the ultimate objective of making more informed decisions regarding ECD policies and resource allocation.... Read more about Caregiver-Reported Early Development Index (CREDI)
Dr. Jennifer S. Lerner is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. Drawing insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, her research examines human judgment and decision making. As an undergraduate research assistant, you would work with Dr. Lerner and her team on a variety of projects relevant to economics, finance, public health, and national security.... Read more about High-Impact Research in Decision Science
We are interested in how and why people make poor cost-benefit decisions in order to harm others. For example, why might someone choose to hurt another person in a dispute when the consequences for this action loom large? This project will investigate how and why people make decisions to aggress using a series of behavioral tasks looking at traits such as aggression, decision-making, impulsivity, and cognitive flexibility.... Read more about Aggression & Decision-Making
We are interested in what factors drive people to sometimes seek out information, and other times avoid it. People frequently spend time and resources seeking out information that is useless except for satisfying curiosity.... Read more about Reward Outcome Information Preferences
Dr. Jennifer S. Lerner is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. Drawing insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, her research examines human judgment and decision making.... Read more about Decision Making Research Opportunity with Jennifer Lerner
The SCAN lab uses functional neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study social cognition. In particular we study how people infer the thoughts, feelings and opinions of others (i.e., how we mentalize), how people understand the self and how people understand social groups and social categories.
This project seeks to describe messages about inequality, political corruption, and state social spending that Pentecostal churches are dispensing in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to understand how these messages are affecting citizens’ political attitudes and behavior.
To that end, part of the project involves the development of a database of sermon texts from a representative sample of Pentecostal churches in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as a laboratory experiment at the Busara Center in Nairobi. I seek an RA to help with preparing the database of...