RESEARCH TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION CORE
Coordinator: Peter Lang, PhD
Training is a major facet of the Center effort. The aim is to train research apprentices to be sophisticated and technologically competent scientists in the field of emotion.
The Center includes two special training initiatives, at different levels of research apprentice development:
The Center has an advanced training program to mentor post-doctoral students and junior faculty. The development of a young investigator's own programmatic research in emphasized. The intention is that after this experience, participants leave the Center as fully functioning independent scientists.
A special 2 year program of post-baccalaureate study: This program is intended for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in psychology or basic science, who plan to apply for graduate training in psychology, and who wish to focus their intellectual goals and gain preparatory experience in laboratory research. Students work full-time and receive monetary compensation, but are counseled and instructed as graduate students, participating in the execution of experiments and data analysis, learning psychophysiological recording, computer and other technical skills and participating in and presenting their work at weekly laboratory meetings.