Seeking students to help with projects that examine how people's opinions change, including how people attempt to change their own minds as well as how conversations with others can change our minds.
We examine when and how people's attitudes/opinion change. One project examines self-directed attitude change, where people may try to become more positive or more negative toward another person, policy, activity, or other topic. Another project examines how our interactions with other people can shape our attitues/opinions, including the different goals we might adopt (e.g., to learn about their views or persuade them) and how we respond to other people when discussing our opinions.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Typically 2+ academic year semesters|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||In-Person|
|Level of collaboration||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Who is eligible||We accept Research Assistants who are motivated, reliable, and excited about learning. No prior research experience is required.|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.