Summer research training program applications open

Daniel Gilbert's lab, where I work at Harvard, is now accepting applications for our summer research training program. This program is what taught me how to do research as an undergrad, everything from running analyses in R to the subtle nuances of mTurk. Now that I'm a graduate student in the lab, I get a huge kick out of working with talented undergraduates every summer. We spend ten weeks talking about ideas, designing experiments, running them, analyzing data, and putting new true facts into the world. If you like social psychology a lot, and think you might like social psychology a lot a lot, this is a great program for you. 

Official announcement follows:

Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for summer 2018. The program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation and development, study design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Ongoing research in the lab currently focuses on affective forecasting, altruism, advice, judgment and decision-making, and biases and errors in conversation and social interaction. 

Interns work approximately 35 hours per week from early June to mid-August. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Previous research experience is an asset, but not a requirement. 

To apply: send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to gilbertlab.summer@gmail.com. Applications are due March 1st.