Research assistant positions for Winter 2020

The Social Minds Lab is seeking motivated students to assist with research on cooperative behaviors and social cognitive development in young children. As a research assistant, you will participate in a variety of research activities, including recruiting and scheduling families, testing children across multiple sites (e.g., in the lab, at museums, and in parks), coding and analyzing data, and helping with study design. Interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous research experience is a plus. We ask you to commit to working 9-12 hours a week in the lab and attend our weekly lab meetings (exact time to be announced soon).

To apply, please fill out the application form. If you have any questions, please email lab managers Caiqin and Mihir at


Courses for Fall 2019

Dr. Warneken teaches courses on the evolution and development of social cognition that are good starting points for getting involved in our research.

PSYCH 457- Citizens in the Crib: Children’s Developing Understanding of Fairness & Justice

Is human nature selfish? How do we learn to tell right from wrong, good from evil, fair from unfair? Can we overcome prejudice and bias? Can we predict who will be a good citizen and who will become a psychopath? These are fundamental questions for all human societies, and also questions that have motivated recent research in the behavioral sciences investigating at the origins and the development of moral judgment and conduct. In this seminar, we will read recent articles and books by some of the most eloquent scientists in the field who are able to make their research accessible to the wider public. LSA Course Guide.

PSYCH 326- Faculty Directed Early Research for Psychology

‚ÄčResearch assistants can gain course credits through many tasks and activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of child development and research.