PSYC4991 Directed Study Research [4 SH course]
This course offers students the opportunity to participate in the conduct of empirical research. The experience typically involves working on a laboratory or field-based research project under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department. A research paper, oral presentation, or poster presentation of the student’s work is required. Specific areas and interests of faculty research are available on this website.
Before registering for the semester indicated, interested students need to contact and meet with the faculty member in question about the possibility of a research study under their direction.
The following professors will be offering Directed Study during the 2012-13 academic year:
- Dr. Lisa Barrett (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Iris Berent (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Marty Block (Spring only)
- Dr. John Coley (Spring only)
- Dr. Randy Colvin (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. David DeSteno (Spring only)
- Dr. Rhea Eskew (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Judith Hall (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Steve Harkins (Fall only)
- Dr. Derek Isaacowitz (Fall only)
- Dr. Neal Pearlmutter (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Adam Reeves (Fall & Spring)
Please note: The number of openings for Directed Study research is dependent on available space, faculty needs, and any prerequisite skills and/or courses that may be required for the research project.
The following are examples of Directed Study positions currently available; this is not an exhaustive list, and you should feel free to contact any of the professors listed above if you are interested in working with them!
- Prof. David DeSteno’s Social Emotions Lab is looking for a summer research volunteer to help us in both experiment preparation and data analysis. Responsibilities would mainly consist of editing videos for use in future experiments (mostly clipping videos), as well as coding recorded videos for nonverbal behavior. Past experience with video editing software is appreciated, but not required. Hours in the lab would be quite flexible and self-scheduled, and could be worked during Summer I or Summer II. Hours per week would not exceed 10 hours. Anyone interested should contact Leah Dickens at email@example.com.