Social Life and Motivation

Supervising Faculty:
Dr. Edward Orehek
 
Contact: 
Edward Orehek
orehek@pitt.edu
 
Area of Research: Social Psychology
 
Description of Research:
Our Social Life and Motivation Lab has ongoing projects investigating how people serve as means to one another’s goals. Specific research questions being pursued include: (1) How does goal pursuit influences interpersonal relationships? (2) How does one’s social life influence goal pursuit? (3) How can a people-as-means approach help us understand psychological well-being? Additional information can be found here: https://edwardorehek.wordpress.com/slam-lab/
 
Duties of Students:
Students will be involved in various phases of the research, including recruiting research participants, running participants in the lab, and managing data. 
 
Additional Requirements:
• 3.0 or higher GPA
• Strong motivation to learn about psychological research
• Responsibility, dependability, and ability to work independently
• Relatively flexible schedule
• Two semester commitment is preferred but not required
 
Terms offered: fall, spring and summer
 
Number of Students: 10