Research Assistant (WRP)
In Project 1 we will examine the ways children (4-10 years) relate to dictates from authorities that they consider wrong or with which they disagree. We will study this by looking at children’s conceptions of authority and their commands, as well as children’s judgments about obeying and disobeying authorities.
In Project 2 we will code and analyze the data from an interview study of children’s reasoning about a set of conflicting moral choices. The resulting research will report how children think principally about moral issues, make meaningful distinctions between situations, and weight different moral concerns against each other.
Participant recruitment, data collection and data analysis and management. Initially, duties will include participant recruitment, as well as coding and transcribing interviews with children. In the spring semester, duties will include conducting interviews and general data analysis.
1. Willingness to commit 3 hours per week for the entire academic year (not during finals/vacation). 2. Attention to detail. 3. Good typing/word processing skills. 4. Experience with MS excel. 4. Prior psychology course work is desirable (esp. developmental psych; research methods; statistics)
Days/hours per week
3 hours per week
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