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Research Assistant
Stanford University
$40,000 - $49,999,
Research Assistant - Stanford University, Department of Psychology

We are seeking a motivated full-time paid Research Assistant to join our economic justice and political depolarization initiatives between Stanford SPARQ and the Cohen Lab. Stanford SPARQ is a “do tank” that partners with industry leaders and changemakers to reduce disparities and drive culture change using insights from behavioral science. The Cohen Lab is run by Professor Geoffrey Cohen and studies how, when, and why people change, with a focus on addressing social problems such as polarization and threats to belonging.

This person would help design, run, and analyze online experiments to help address intergroup bias across two areas of research. The first area (50% of time with Stanford SPARQ) focuses on testing effective strategies for shifting narratives around poverty and inequality, combatting welfare-related and racial bias, and building support for redistributive policies like guaranteed income. The second area of research (50% of time with the Cohen Lab) focuses on testing novel interventions aimed at reducing partisan and affective polarization, improving cross-partisan discourse, and promoting productive communication with linguistic framing and perspective-taking strategies, among others.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between November 15, 2022 to January 5, 2023. The position is expected to run from January to August, 2023, with the possibility of extension into the 2023-2024 academic school year, and can be remote. Learn more and apply here:!
Catherine Thomas
450 Jane Stanford Way
Bldg. 420
Palo Alto CA, 94305
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