Joyce Ehrlinger | Social Cognition Lab JOYCE EHRLINGER | SOCIAL COGNITION LAB

Congratulations to Undergraduate Presenters at 12th Annual Psychology Symposium

The Social Cognition Lab would like to congratulate our undergraduate research assistants that presented at the Psychology Research Symposium last Friday (4/24). Audra Biermann and Marissa Ballard, winners of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant, presented their research on the effects of boredom vs. disgust on mood and the desire for novelty. Crysta Cady, member of the McNair Achievement Program and the First Scholars Program, presented her research on the effects of parent attitudes on higher education in minority students.

 

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Top: Joyce Ehrlinger, PhD, Audra Biermann, Marissa Ballard, and Shane Bench, PhD

Bottom: Joyce Ehrlinger, PhD and Crysta Cady

 

Postdoc opening in Joyce Ehrlinger’s Social Cognition Lab

I am reposting info about this post doctoral position in my lab after an offer fell through. I hope to move quickly in reviewing applications and making an offer. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the position will be open until filled.

The Social Cognition lab in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University is seeking to fill a two-year grant-funded postdoctoral position, with a start date of August 15, 2015. The successful applicant would work closely with Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger on a project funded by the Institute for Education Sciences. The project is focused on understanding how people’s implicit theories of intelligence shape their metacognitive judgments, use of self-regulated learning strategies and, ultimately, success in learning. In general, this position will be particularly interesting for applicants with interests in social psychological interventions that target students’ feelings of confidence and belongingness. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Social Psychology or a closely related field by August 15, 2015. Candidates should have strong experimental design, quantitative, and writing skills. It is also important that the candidate works well independently and has strong interpersonal skills. The position is open with respect to area of research specialization but we are particularly interested in individuals with research interests related to Dr. Ehrlinger’s research in self and social judgment, metacognition, and social psychological intervention research (see joyceehrlinger.com for more information). We are interested in candidates whose research falls within social psychology or lies at the intersection between social and cognitive psychology.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should apply online through WSU Human Resources (http://www.wsujobs.com) and submit a letter of application describing their relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications in already underway and will continue until position is filled. Direct inquiries via email to Joyce Ehrlinger at Ehrlinger@wsu.edu.

Dr. Ehrlinger’s work discussed in The Confidence Ceiling

Dr. Ehrlinger’s work was recently discussed, and she was quoted, in the following article:

Why do so many women have such a hard time believing in themselves?

Ever feel plagued by self-doubt? Consider the following: “I still face situations that I fear are beyond my qualifications. I still have days when I feel like a fraud,” says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.

SEE NEWS ARTICLE HERE!

Announcing a post-doctoral position opening in the Ehrlinger lab!

The Social Cognition lab in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University is seeking to fill a two-year grant-funded postdoctoral position, with a start date of August 15, 2015. The successful applicant would work closely with Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger on a project funded by the Institute for Education Sciences. The project is focused on understanding how people’s implicit theories of intelligence shape their metacognitive judgments, use of self-regulated learning strategies and, ultimately, success in learning. In general, this position will be particularly interesting for applicants with interests in social psychological interventions that target students’ feelings of confidence and belongingness. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Social Psychology or a closely related field by August 15, 2015. Candidates should have strong experimental design, quantitative, and writing skills. It is also important that the candidate works well independently and has strong interpersonal skills. The position is open with respect to area of research specialization but we are particularly interested in individuals with research interests related to Dr. Ehrlinger’s research in self and social judgment, metacognition, and social psychological intervention research (see joyceehrlinger.com for more information). We are interested in candidates whose research falls within social psychology or lies at the intersection between social and cognitive psychology.

 

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should apply online through WSU Human Resources (http://www.wsujobs.com) and submit a letter of application describing their relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Direct inquiries via email to Joyce Ehrlinger at Ehrlinger@wsu.edu.

Changing theories of change

Anne Wilson wrote up a great blog post for SPSPblog describing the most recent Ehrlinger lab publication.

Go to http://www.spspblog.org/when-people-change-their-beliefs-about-change/ to read all about it and/or download and read the full publication:

Leith*, S., Ward*, C., Giacomin*, M., Landau*, E., Ehrlinger, J., & Wilson, A.E. (2014). Changing theories of change: Strategic shifting in implicit theory endorsement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (4), 597-620.