The Psychology Research Intern will assist Dr. Hillel Aviezer in studies of the behavioral and neuropsychological dynamics of social and emotional perceptions and expression.
The intern’s tasks will include:
-Collecting data from participants in the study
-Reading research articles
-Learning how to program experiments and code and analyze data
The intern may also have the opportunity to conduct his or her own research project on a specific topic of interest.
-Degree in Psychology
Dr. Hillel Aviezer’s research is focused on understanding the behavioral and neuropsychological dynamics of social and emotional perception and expression. Facial expressions are elusive: despite decades of research surprisingly little is known about real-life emotional expressions occurring in natural context. An example of a research line in the lab involves contextualized emotion perception, in which we zoom out from the isolated face and try to understand how people express and perceive emotion in natural context. Our research is conducted on various neuropsychological populations (e.g., individuals with visual agnosia, Huntingtons disease, Kallmann syndrome etc) as well as healthy individuals.
The Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University has a magnificent history of research and instruction. Following this tradition, the first psychology department in Israel continues to lead the way in research with faculty members who are world- renowned in their fields and outstanding students.