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Logan P

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at Princeton University

Expertise

Social Psychology, UI/UX

Bio

Hi! My name is Logan, and I graduated from Stanford in 2020 with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a minor in Spanish. My concentration was in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), which allowed me to combine psychology and computer science. Next, I attended Princeton and studied social psychology, receiving my M.A. in 2022. I've been a mentor at Polygence since 2021. I would like to mentor students with interests in psychology, HCI, sociology, or any combination of the three! In my free time, I am an avid juggler, and I have a YouTube channel where I make tutorials about how to juggle. I also love staying active by doing martial arts and lifting weights. I'm excited to talk about research and hobbies with my mentees!

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.

Online Psychology Studies

I have lots of experience setting up psychology experiments on Qualtrics, an online study platform, so I feel very comfortable helping students with this type of project. Studies on Qualtrics can take many different forms. For example, an experiment could explore how changing the way something is worded impacts participants' perception of it. Another experiment could try to motivate behavior change by exposing participants to an encouraging vs. control video. I also have experience using more complicated designs (specifically, 2x2 and 2x2 + 1) and incorporating Javascript with Qualtrics. Qualtrics is an extremely flexible tool, so students can use it creatively to tackle interesting questions.

User Interface (UI) Design Projects

During my undergraduate education, I took several courses in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The goal of HCI is to develop a User Interface (UI) that is intuitive and easy to use. To achieve this goal, developers must interview and get feedback from users of their technology. This is a collaborative and iterative process. An example of this type of project is designing a website. In HCI development, you listen to people actually using the website you designed and identify where they have issues. Next, you re-design the website and repeat the process again. This is only one type of HCI project -- there are many routes to explore!

Coding skills

Python, Javascript/HTML/CSS, React Native, R, Java

Languages I know

Spanish (conversational)

Teaching experience

- I have mentored two students at Polygence so far! (2021) - This past summer, I was an instructor for Introductory Python Course (2021) - I am currently a TA for Introduction to Psychology at Princeton (2021) - I taught at Stanford Splash several times. I led beginners' juggling workshops for high school and middle school students during my sophomore, junior, and senior years (2018-2019). - In 2018, I was a Girls Teach Girls to Code Mentor, which gave me the opportunity to introduce computer science to high school girls. I designed lesson plans and taught students about Android App Development.

Credentials

Work experience

Stanford University (2018 - 2020)
Research Assistant
Princeton University (2021 - Current)
Teacher's Assistant
Princeton University (2021 - 2021)
Python Course Instructor

Education

Stanford University
BS Bachelor of Science (2020)
Symbolic Systems
Princeton University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Social Psychology

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