In the Social Perception and Cognition lab, we examine how subtle patterns we encounter every day can reinforce and even challenge social inequities. As a lab, we aim to address power differentials among social groups in ways that contribute to scientific knowledge and have clear, broad social benefits.
What’s next? If that sounds like something that you are interested in and a commitment you would have room for in your schedule, please email the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab, Dr. Lamer, using the form below. Note: We are not currently accepting applications for Spring Semester RAs, except for Honors students (see FAQ below).
Are you planning to complete an honors thesis? We consider research-based honors thesis students who have worked in the lab as RAs for at least a semester (ideally more). An honors thesis is intense. It involves conducting a study that is designed in collaboration with Dr. Lamer (and sometimes one of the graduate students in the lab). This usually involves collecting new data, preparing a theoretical introduction, and analyzing results. Dr. Lamer also expects you to present this work at local, regional, and national conferences depending on the quality and intensity of the work as well as your career goals. So if you want to do a thesis, get involved in research early!
Members of underrepresented groups (such as Indigenous; first-gen; POC; LGBTQ+) are encouraged to apply!