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 Research (PSYC4991) during the 2013-14 academic year:
- Dr. Lisa Barrett (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Iris Berent (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Judith Hall (Spring & Summer)
- Dr. Derek Isaacowitz (Fall only)
- Dr. Neal Pearlmutter (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Adam Reeves (Fall & Spring)
- Dr. Nancy Kim (Fall, Spring & Summer)
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!
- The Phonology and Reading lab is seeking students interested in Directed Study. The lab studies the basis of the human capacity for language from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Our research includes infants and adults, we study various languages—both spoken (e.g., English, Mandarin, Hebrew) and signed, and we use a variety of research methods. Activities include assistance in the running of human subjects (either undergraduate students or infants), the coding of results, and participation in lab meetings (held weekly on Thursdays, from 3-4 pm.). The total time commitment is approximately 10 hours. We are especially interested in applicants with knowledge of American Sign Language. Interested students should contact Xu Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda Dupuis (email@example.com).
- For Fall 2013, Professor DeSteno’s Social Emotions Lab has openings for Directed Study (and work study) students, with a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week. Our lab examines how different emotions affect people’s social behavior. We are currently looking for a MALE research assistant to act as a confederate in one of our experiments. If you are interested in more information, please contact Paul Condon at firstname.lastname@example.org