The tasks of the research assistant include the A to Z of research. From preparing experiments, through running subjects, coding data, analyzing data, writing reports, and designing new experiments based on previous data. The interns are encouraged to take an active role in the lab’s life.
At Hebrew University’s Lab Conscious, Professor Hassin manages relatively longstanding projects including the investigation of (non-conscious) working memory and executive functions, (non-conscious) goal pursuit and motivation, (non-conscious) goal conflict and self control, and (non-conscious) nationalism. Newer projects include (non-conscious) arithmetic and reading, the study of emotional and motivational factors that determine when things pop into consciousness, and application of various of the above-mentioned projects to the area of judgment and decision making.