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 PhD Position, Experimental Psychology
Posted by: Daniel A. DeCaro, PhD
Title/Position: Assistant Professor
School/Organization: University of Louisville
Sent to listserv of: SESP
Date posted: May 6th, 2017


Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Daniel DeCaro, Director of the Social Decision Making and Sustainability Lab at the University of Louisville (United Sates), is seeking applicants for a fully funded PhD position in behavioral economics and experimental psychology (social cognition focus). The student will have funding for 5 years to assist Dr. DeCaro on a National Science Foundation-funded project, which focuses on the psychological processes involved in cooperative decision making in social dilemmas (see Award #1658608 for more details). Funding includes yearly stipend ($22,000), tuition ($17,000), and benefits ($3000). This position will be an especially good fit for students who have a background in both economics and social psychology, or who are interested in developing experience in both areas. However, any person interested in cooperative decision making in social dilemmas is encouraged to apply.

If you know anyone who may be interested in this position, please encourage them to apply. First priority will be given to applicants who can begin in Fall 2017 (deadline August 1), but applications will be accepted until the position is filled (i.e., for Fall 2018, deadline Dec 1). The official position advertisement, updates on the position, lab publications, and more information about the SDS Lab, can be found here: https://louisville.edu/psychology/d-decaro.

Social Decision Making & Sustainability Lab (SDS Lab)

The student will join an energetic team of interdisciplinary researchers and students. We study the social psychological, economic, and other factors that contribute to societal cooperation, the ability of otherwise competitive individuals to work together to solve difficult problems, like the management of shared environmental resources. The SDS Lab consists of 12 computer stations, a research assistant office, and adjacent work space. We conduct both laboratory experiments and field case studies, focusing on different aspects of cooperation, public policy, and human decision making in social contexts.

Please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu), if you have any questions.


Attachment: SDSLab_PhD_Position_5-3-17final.pdf



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