An exploration of the pro-social behavior among humans, the conditions and strategies by which group living is made possible, and the obstacles to building cooperation and peace on a number of social scales.
led by Dr. John Ziker.
For more information on That’s Cooperation, please see our website.
What will you learn from participating in this lab group?
- Gain familiarity with classic and recent literature on the evolution of cooperation.
- Gain familiarity with the design and implementation of research methods, including behavioral experiments, social network analysis, and ethnographic fieldwork.
- How to design and implement a research project.
- How to prepare data for coding and analysis.
- How to prepare a poster or paper presentation at a conference.
What will be required from you if you choose to participate?
- Attend weekly lab meetings (Fridays at noon) and a willingness to invest a total of three hours per week over the semester (per credit hour earned) in a disciplined, responsible manner, often requiring self-supervision.
- Dedication and responsibility focused on learning and following procedures, reporting your activities and findings in detail, and asking questions whenever uncertainties arise.