Join the lab!

The lab IS accepting new students to start in Fall 2022.

Interested students can apply to McGill's Psychology program [Link].

The lab examines how we form impressions of others, particularly across group boundaries (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, politics, etc), and how these impressions contribute to societal factors like prejudice, conflict, and inequality. Specifically, we examine the mechanisms that give rise to impressions, and how these intergroup perceptions manifest in society. The lab is quite multimethod, implementing a wide variety of techniques and statistical approaches including intergroup interactions, mousetracking, digital face and body modeling, geo-spatial and large-scale data analysis.

Competitive candidates will be highly motivated, excited by research, and possess excellent time-management skills. Applicants will likely have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or cognitive science. Any experience with data management and statistical modeling (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Mplus), experimental design and data collection (e.g., DirectRT, e-prime, mousetracking) or programming (e.g., MATLAB, python, javascript, d3) is valued but not required. Consider this advice on writing your research statement: [Link]

Students interested in joining the lab should feel free to apply to the program that best reflects their research interests, but note that our primary affiliation is with the Social area of the Experimental Psychology track. I am unable to accept clinical students.

If interested, please send an email [] for more specific details about the positions and see here for more detailed information about the school and program [Link].

While the position is open to candidates of all backgrounds, Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply. In particular, Canadian applicants should strongly consider applying for a Canada Graduate Scholarship, due Dec 1st [Link]. This scholarship would increase your salary and free up more of your time for research.

If interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate research assistant, please fill out [this application] and send to our lab manager [].

If interested in working in the lab as a post-doc or visiting scholar, please contact Dr. Hehman.