[CogSci] Open Positions in new Lab at UCLA

Falk Lieder falk.lieder at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 06:35:00 PST 2022

The Rational Altruism Lab at UCLA has open positions for Ph.D. students
motivated to conduct rigorous empirical, theoretical, and computational
research in psychology with a high positive social impact. Possible topics
include rationality and decision-making, goal-setting and motivation, as
well as value change and the learning mechanisms that change how people
think and decide. Our projects will range from fundamental basic research
to developing and evaluating digital interventions. If you want to be
notified about soon-to-be-advertised positions for postdocs, a lab manager,
and research assistants in the Rational Altruism Lab, you can sign up here
<https://forms.gle/zskzf2Q5gf2Ge7mD7>. Please help the right people find us
by forwarding this email to anyone who might be a good fit.

Our mission is to help lay the scientific foundations for fostering and
supporting the effective pursuit of highly impactful altruistic projects.
This includes research on understanding and improving goal-setting and
decision-making, motivation, moral values and moral reasoning, rationality,
and associated learning processes. You can find more information at

Applicants with a background in psychology, economics, cognitive science,
computer science, mathematics, statistics, ML/AI, education, HCI, or a
related discipline are welcome. The earliest possible start date for the
postdoc, lab manager, and web developer positions is July 1, 2023. The
first Ph.D. student(s) will start in Fall 2023, and the application
deadline is December 1, 2022. For more information on how to apply, see


Falk Lieder, Ph.D.

Rationality Enhancement Group <https://re.is.mpg.de/>

Rational Altruism Lab <https://www.psych.ucla.edu/faculty-page/falklieder/>
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