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Research Assistant Opportunity

Social learning in adolescence [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Gabriela Rosenblau


Department: Psychology


Title: Social learning in adolescence


Description: We are investigating social learning (learning about other people) over the course of adolescence using a multimodal approach (by combining behavioral assessments, eye-tracking and neuroimaging). Follow up studies will investigate how social learning shapes cooperation and how mechanisms for social learning differ in adolescents with autism. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of conducting experimental research: recruitment, preparing the experimental setups, conducting behavioral and neuroscientific experiments, data entry and assisting with data analysis. Aside from that, they will also help with other organizational laboratory tasks as required. They will be involved in weekly laboratory meetings and meetings / talks of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute at GW.


Duties: The candidate should have a research interest in social psychology, neuroscience, decision making, and neurodevelopment. The candidate ideally has some experience with designing and / or conducting psychological and neuroscientific research, and knowledge of statistics. Preference will be given to candidates, who have previously worked with children and/ or psychiatric populations and to candidates with basic programming skills.


Time commitment: 10 or more hours per week (average)


Credit hour option*: 3


Submit Cover Letter/Resume to: grosenblau@gwu.edu

*If credit is sought, all registration deadlines and requirements must be met. Students selected to be research assistants should contact Ben Faulkner at benfaulkner@gwu.edu whether they intend to pursue credit or not.