Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Early Social Cognition

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Rechele Brooks

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often?

Direct supervisor of students:

Rechele Brooks
Supervisor Title: Research Scientist, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?

Short Project Description

We are studying what young children understand about what people see, want, and like. We have lab based studies on early social interactions, such following the gaze of others. We also have studies on young children's interactions with robots, as well as other topics.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Flexible, but between M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Student commitment: 2 quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
30 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
0 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
10 % encoding data 50 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
0 % library research 0 % running subjects 0 % histology
0 % data collection 10 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
0 % recruiting subjects


Skills / Experience Preferred

Good interpersonal abilities (ability to talk to parents and young children). Interested in communicating with parents who volunteer for studies with their children.