Cameron Anderson, Professor

Open (1) Teamwork Study

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

Apprentices are needed to work on a project related teamwork. Students will conduct a major new lab experiment in which participants are videotaped while completing a consulting case in groups of three. Students will be responsible for setting up and running the experiment with multiple groups at a time. Each session will run one hour, and there may be multiple sessions per day. Students will also help grade the case and enter any other data collected via pen and paper into a spreadsheet. 

Research projects on group performance are relevant to a variety of real-world applications, including team interactions, and workplace dynamics.

Chosen apprentices may be asked to conduct lab experiments and literature reviews, in addition to constructing online surveys and entering data from experiments. This is a great opportunity to see the social science research process in action, and will incorporate as many elements of experimental design, implementation, and analysis as possible.

We are seeking to hire up to 4 research assistants (from any major) to work together in teams of 2 with more experienced researchers and graduate students.

Responsibilities will include:
(1) preparing study materials
(2) entering study data into a spreadsheet,
(3) conducting literature reviews, and
(4) assisting with laboratory experiments.

Our goal is to have students participate in as much of the research process as possible. We need highly conscientious and motivated students with an interest in better understanding teamwork.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Rachel Habbert, Graduate Student

Qualifications: We value diversity, so individuals from all majors and schools are invited to apply. We are looking for conscientious, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individuals who have experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. Coursework in statistics and psychology are desirable, but not absolutely necessary. Additional qualifications that are a plus include a CITI certification and experience using Qualtrics and R.

Weekly Hours: 9-12 hrs

Open (2) Social Psychology and Business Lab

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

We are seeking to recruit a couple of new Research Apprentices who are interested in finding out more about social psychology and business research to join our research lab.

Every semester we recruit two or three new people to join our team of researchers who have been doing research together for a few years.

We work on a variety of different research projects with a number of faculty and PhD students at Haas (and at other universities). Current projects include power, status, close relationships, gratitude, ethics and conflict.

We're looking for motivated, hard working researchers who will bring a variety of different experiences and insights to our lab. We value diversity: current researchers are majoring in business, economics, psychology, molecular biology, statistics and political science. Past alumni from our lab have gone on to graduate schools (MD, MS, JD) or work in finance (Investment banking, accounting, consulting), or non-profit (government, the red cross).

New researchers will be given training on research methods, statistics and technical programs such as excel, spss etc. They will be expected to get involved in different aspects of the research process (from helping design experiments) to running experiments in the laboratory, collating data and running analyses.

It is expected that researchers who stay in the lab will continue to grow and gain greater responsibilities over time.

Qualifications: Strong work ethic. An interest in research. Conscientious. A sense of fun. Computer programming / web design skills a plus but not required.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Closed (3) Social Psychology and Online Environments

Closed. This professor is continuing with Spring 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Fall 2017.

***PLEASE SPECIFY in your application if you are interested in working on this project by mentioning the project title***

We are seeking to recruit a couple of Research Apprentices who are interested in finding out more about social psychology and business research to join our research lab. Our goal is to find students who would be interested in beginning this semester and possibly continuing on in the future. We are committed to helping students gain research experience and develop skills that will help them in their future academic and career goals.

Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have grown in increasing popularity in recent years. People spend considerable time interacting with others on these sites each day, using them for purposes ranging from social to professional. We are interested in exploring these interactions as well as various online communities to see how they are similar to and different from the face-to-face interactions social psychology has traditionally studied.

Research apprentices will take part in a range of activities- from helping design surveys and experiments to collecting and analyzing data. We will begin the semester with training (depending on the Apprentice's level of experience) and then give them opportunities to put what they've learned to use. It is our hope that the research apprentices will have exposure to a number of facets of the research process.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Laura Howland

Qualifications: We are looking to recruit students who have a strong interest in research- those who think they may be interested in pursuing Graduate Studies or a related research career. Those with an interest in social psychology or organizational behavior research are especially encouraged to apply. Students will need to be able to manage tasks effectively and have a strong work ethic.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Open (4) Interviews, Background, and Nonverbal Displays of Status

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Please do NOT contact faculty before September 11th (the start of the 4th week of classes)! Enter your application on the web beginning August 16th. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 29th at 8 AM.

Apprentices are needed to work on projects related to perceptions of competence and social status. Students will conduct a major new lab experiment in which participants are videotaped conducting a consulting case interview. Students may be trained as interviewers, or manage lab logistics. Students will examine perceptions of competence and social status, and how these interact with a person's background, by looking at nonverbal behavior (body language), conducting analyses of videotaped social interactions, and examining paraverbal cues (vocal tone).

Research projects on background and status are relevant to a variety of real-world applications, including negotiations, interviews, team interactions, and perceptions of diverse / heterogenous environments.

Chosen apprentices will be asked to conduct lab experiments and literature reviews, in addition to constructing online surveys and entering data from experiments. This is a great opportunity to see the social science research process in action, and will incorporate as many elements of experimental design, implementation, and analysis as possible.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Daron Sharps, Ph.D. candidate

Qualifications: We value diversity, so individuals from all majors and schools are invited to apply. We are looking for conscientious, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individuals who have experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. Coursework in statistics, economics, and psychology are desirable, but not absolutely necessary. Additional qualifications that are a plus include a CITI certification and experience using Qualtrics, SPSS, STATA or R.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs