Psychology of Groups

Catherine Caldwell-Harris
charris@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Contact the project coordinator to find out how to get involved. Time commitment is flexible, but averages around 6 hours per week. We will work around your schedule.

Understanding how groups function
People have an identity as an individual, but also as member of a group. We are trying to understand some of the conflicts involved in managing these two identities, including the factors that help develop and maintain group cohesiveness. We draw on new findings in the literature the incorporate insight from evolutionary psychology, moral reasoning and cross-cultural psychology.
You will be a member of a group (smile) led by doctoral student Connor Wood, a masters student, and several other undergraduate volunteers, supervised by Professor Caldwell-Harris. Time commitment is flexible but is approximately 6 hours per week. You will be trained to run research participants in a complex experiment that requires a lot of coordination, tasks based on game theory. Duties involve all aspects of running a study, from recruiting participants using the SONA system to managing excel spread sheets and analyzing/interpreting the results.
Contact Aria Ruggiero

UROP Information

Fall 2014 Applicants will be notified of a decision by September 30th

The 17th Annual UROP Symposium will be held on October 17th, 2014

The UROP Application will be open for Spring 2014 applications in mid to late November

Spring 2014 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon