MPRL Opportunities

There are several ways to become involved in the MPRL's research on topics including the balance of automatic vs. controlled processes in moral judgment, the role of learning in moral behavior, and the evolutionary function of punishment. Current research methods include laboratory experiments, web and pen-and-paper surveys, psychophysiology, fMRI, and economic games.

If you would like the opportunity to gain practical research experience investigating these topics, consider applying to be a summer intern, to be a research assistant during the term, or to conduct senior honors research in the lab.

Senior Honors Theses

The application deadline for submitting a request to complete a Senior Honors Thesis in the lab is by January 15th of a student’s junior year at Brown. Typically, more students apply to complete theses than the lab can support, so we must be selective in the students we accept to complete honors research in the lab. Additionally, we give preference to students who are current Research Assistants in lab; therefore, if you are not an RA, it will be particularly important to schedule a meeting with the lab's Principal Investigator, Fiery Cushman, to discuss the possibility of conducting a thesis.

No particular application materials are required to be considered to conduct honors research in the lab. Please directly email to express interest in conducting a senior thesis in the lab.

Get involved

If you are a student and you would like to get involved in research, please don't hesitate to . Researchers with varying degrees of education and experience, from Brown or elsewhere, are welcomed collaborators.