Carol Lu, Summer RAship

Carol Lu, Summer RAship

Class of: 2022

Current Job: Summer Research Assistant, Boston College Morality Lab

My name is Carol Lu and I am a rising third-year undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Public Health Studies. This summer, I am working with Liane Young at the Boston College Morality Lab studying prosocial behavior and decision-making with postdoctoral fellow Gordon Kraft-Todd. Our project focuses on virtue discounting in the context of economic games. We are exploring how public (vs private) displays of virtues (generosity and impartiality) affects participants’ decisions of transferring an amount of money to a partner. Additionally, we are exploring how generosity (vs impartiality) of a partner affects participants’ decisions of trusting a partner. We are hoping to launch our project soon!

For this experience, I was awarded both the Summer Plunge Grant ($2500) and the Second Decade Society Grant ($2500). Though I couldn’t be in Boston physically this year, we were lucky to make everything work remotely, and I’ve been offered the opportunity to continue working in the lab continuing this fall. I hope to submit and present at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology virtual annual conference in the spring.

Pictured above, Carol Lu with her work-from-home buddy Hōjicha. Pictured below, a snap from Carol’s video meeting with Gordon Kraft-Todd, a postdoc in the Morality Lab.

screenshot of Gordon Kraft-Todd in a video meeting with Carol Lu

Posted August 18, 2020