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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-doc Position in Social Psychology

09.03.2021, by Tina Keil

New York University (NYU), USA
Application deadline: Until position is filled

Logo: NYU
Logo: NYU

The Motivation Lab at New York University (Prof. Gabriele Oettingen) is looking for a 2-year post-doc (with possible extension). The position involves working on a number of different projects related to motivation including the anti-social outcomes of having one's knowledge conflicted by counter-evidence or skeptics (see A. Gollwitzer & Oettingen, 2019), examining the use of individualized interventions to heighten intellectual humility (recognizing that one's beliefs may be wrong), and applying machine learning techniques and decision trees to identify how individuals can autonomously heighten their intellectual humility (with the goal of reducing polarization and mental rigidity in society)

This position will be for at least 2 years starting September 1, 2021. Salary is competitive and based on the NIH salary scale.


Optimal qualifications for the planned projects include experience with experimental and/or correlational research methods. Experience in cognitive, social psychological, or motivational research is optimal but not required. A background in machine learning and experience in related research areas are not required but encouraged. The position is accompanied by research funds to conduct numerous large sample studies.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Interfolio link. Please submit a cover letter and a CV. We will reach out for letters of recommendation if applicable. 

We look forward to your application!