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I am posting this for my colleague, Eliot Smith.


> Position available:
> A postdoctoral researcher is sought for two years (summer 06 -  
> summer 08) to work on an NSF-funded project on the dynamics of  
> information flow, social influence, and decision making in social  
> networks (Eliot Smith, PI).  The project concerns the ways people  
> combine information from their own personal experience with  
> information that is socially provided by other people, as they make  
> judgments and shape their social behavior.  The project touches on  
> many areas of social psychology and cognitive science, including:  
> implicit and explicit attitudes, conformity/social influence  
> processes, social networks of acquaintanceship and friendship,  
> interpersonal attraction and close relationships, information  
> transmission in networks (e.g., gossip), and social judgment  
> processes. Research will involve laboratory experimental studies  
> with human subjects, including studies using virtual reality  
> technology, as well as  multi-agent computational modeling. This  
> project offers an outstanding opportunity to conduct and publish  
> research using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, to  
> supervise graduate students and undergraduate research assistants,  
> and to collaborate with researchers representing diverse fields.
> The ideal candidate for this position would have solid training in  
> social psychology (especially attitudes/social cognition, but areas  
> such as group processes or close relationships would also be  
> useful) or cognitive science, as well as broad interests beyond  
> their specific area of training -- the co-investigators on this  
> project include researchers in social psychology, cognitive  
> science, economics, and complex adaptive systems.  Strong  
> quantitative skills are a must and computer programming experience  
> would be a plus.
> Applicants should send a current vita, a statement of research  
> experience and interests, and three letters of reference, all  
> addressed to
> Eliot R. Smith, PhD.
> Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
> Indiana University
> 1101 E. Tenth St.
> Bloomington, Indiana 47405  USA
> Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Smith at  
> [log in to unmask] for further information.  Initial review of  
> applications will begin Jan. 15, 2006 but will continue until the  
> position is filled.  Indiana University is an EOE/Affirmative  
> Action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates  
> are encouraged.

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