Ongoing Studies

Creative Problem-Solving

Additional supervisor: Dr. Junyi Chu

How do children generate hypotheses for novel problems? We designed some brainteasers for 3-5-year-old children and will run a series of online experiments this Spring. The primary question is whether repeated exposure to such problems can support “out of the box thinking”, and how this effect might generalize across different kinds of problem

Student Involvement: 

10-12h a week. At least 60% effort on annotating and analyzing participant responses, such as categorizing actions and verbal explanations. Also: attend weekly project meetings and(if aligned with course schedule) weekly lab meetings. Depending on skills and interest, student may help to design new stimuli (e.g., videos, ppts) or follow-up experiments (e.g., adult surveys, comparisons to AI systems)

Mentorship Provided to Student: 

Students will meet weekly with mentor for at least one hour/week. In addition to project-specific training (how to design and analyze behavioral experiments), we may together: read papers, run statistical analyses in R, design new studies for children or adults, discuss professional development, etc.

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