Human Cooperation Lab and Social Cognitive Development Lab, Yale University

Recruitment is now underway for a postdoctoral position in the psychology department at Yale, to begin between July 1 2015 and Jan 1 2016.   The fellow will design and run research studies, analyze data, prepare publications, and be a core member of the department’s intellectual community. The position will be jointly housed in the Human Cooperation Lab (PI: David Rand) and the Social Cognitive Development Lab (PI: Yarrow Dunham), with additional support from Eric Mandelbaum, a philosopher at Baruch College, and Katherine McAuliffe, a developmental and comparative psychologist at Boston College.


Competitive applicants will be creative, independent, articulate and deeply engaged in one or more of the following topics: cooperation; cross-cultural psychology; dual process models of social and/or moral reasoning; intergroup cognition. We will consider applicants with primary expertise in social or developmental psychology, behavioral economics, judgment and decision making, cognitive anthropology, and other allied fields. In addition to a project on the development of cooperative tendencies in a cross-cultural context, the position will include substantial freedom to develop and lead research projects based on the researcher’s own ideas and interests. Funds to support research will be available, and the Yale community affords rich opportunities for collaboration within and across departments.


Individuals with a Ph.D., or those expecting to complete their Ph.D. in Spring 2015, are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but full consideration will be given to all applicants who apply by March 31st. Please send CV, statement of interest (two pages max), 2 reprints/preprints, and at least 3 references to:  Antonio Arechar, HCL Lab Manger, aa.arechar@gmail.comSalary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral rates and the start date is negotiable. Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Yale University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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