Affective Forecasting: Research Seminar
Psychology 2580r is a laboratory course in which students participate in all aspects of the research process, from the design and execution of experiments to the analysis of data. Each student works closely with a graduate student mentor who supervises the student's daily activities. There are no regular classroom meetings.
Becoming Involved With Our Laboratory
Practical Aspects of the Course
Students are expected to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week on the course. This includes time spent doing research in the laboratory or the field, doing readings, and helping to develop research projects and programs. Students are expected to keep in close contact with their graduate mentors who are responsible for supervising the student's work and evaluating the student's progress. Graduate mentors will arrange for a regular meeting with each student to discuss research progress and relevant readings, and will provide timely feedback to students about their performance.
All students should read Gilbert & Wilson (2009) to gain a basic understanding of the laboratory's research. The chapter may be downloaded by clicking here. Graduate mentors will guide students in selecting further readings that are relevant to the specific project on which the students are working.
must complete the Harvard Ethics Training in Human Research tutorial.