I conduct research in the fields of social psychology and organizational behavior; I teach at Batten. I study interpersonal dynamics (how people interact with one another). I am interested in why people help each other (prosocial behavior), why people harm each other (unethical behavior), and how they make up for unethical behavior (apologies, forgiveness). I conduct this research by performing laboratory-based experiments with human participants. I also solicit responses to questionnaires. One of the big questions in which I am interested is how two people can come to very different understandings and interpretations of the same event.
An RA will be responsible for carrying out the research. This will included literature reviews, data entry, data coding and the development of codebooks, and - primarily - soliciting participation and running participants in experiments. S/he will work closely with my lab manager to oversee the smooth running of the laboratory.
The ideal RA would have a background in social psychology (PSYC2600 or PPOL3100) and psychology research methods and/or statistics (e.g. PSYC3005, PSYCH3006).
Literature review and summarizing/organizing relevant research
Familiarity with questionnaire development, design, and programming
Data entry, coding, and codebook development
Running participants in experiments