Jan Engelmann

Closed (1) Cooperation and Social Reasoning in Children

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

How do children reason? How strongly is reasoning embedded in social, cognitive processes?
The goal of this project is to investigate how children’s tendencies for reasoning and cooperation inform one another. We aim to understand how the interplay of these processes develops, from early childhood into middle childhood. The subset of studies involved in this project focus on children's reasoning, beliefs, and interactions with others.

Research assistants will be involved in data collection (running studies with children over Zoom and in-person), coding video data, and assisting with administrative tasks. Students should expect to be heavily involved in multiple aspects of the research projects and gain a well-rounded understanding of the research process.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Alissa Gomez, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Students must be reliable, dedicated, and have strong communication skills Must have a desire to work with children and be comfortable interacting with children (previous experience with children a plus) Must be able to travel to research sites Previous research experience beneficial but not required Time commitment is approximately 9hrs/week

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Related website: https://socialorigins.berkeley.edu/