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Sushmeena

MA Master of Arts candidate

Expertise
General psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, politics, research methods and statistics, theatre
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The In's and Out's of Research Methods and Statistics

Have you ever been interested in designing a study to investigate human behaviour? to better understand which statistical procedure is the best to use for your data analysis? I can help you understand the theory and statistical procedures which go into designing psychological experiments and analyzing the data. I love research methods and statistics and would be more than thrilled to supervise and mentor a project where we develop a psychological study of your choice! For example, we can work on developing a project which analyzes the effect of self-esteem on blame. In such a project, we would learn about the history of fundamental attribution error, explore possible independent and dependent variables for the study and the best possible way to measure them, perform critical data analysis using the appropriate statistical test, and draw meaningful conclusions from the results. This project can culminate in a conference paper, a journal article or an oral presentation.

The Proof is in the (Research) Pudding

Are you interested in finding out the psychological effects of the current social system and policies on the people? Do you want to come up with projects which could possibly show why a certain public policy is better than the other? Would you be interested in finding out how to possibly increase adherence to public health mandates? I can help you design such studies which intersect politics, public policy, and psychology. This project can have real-world applications and can culminate in a conference paper, a journal article or an oral presentation.

Take a hint, maybe

If you're interested in understanding how cues might affect one's memory, I am your person. For example, we can do a project on the effect of cues on dancing, where we design a study to test your hypothesis, collect relevant data, and analyze the results to make meaningful conclusions. In this project, you will gain insight into the world of cognitive psychology, specifically memory. This project can culminate in a conference paper, a journal article or an oral presentation.