Join the Lab
Do you want to volunteer for the Toronto Laboratory for Social Neuroscience? Michael Inzlicht accepts new student volunteers from time to time. Interested students should be prepared to volunteer for 8-10 hours per week.
To join the lab, please complete a lab application and submit it with a transcript (unofficial copies are OK) to Dr. Inzlicht’s mailbox in the Psychology office, or slipped under the door of the lab, in room SY162 of the Science Building.
Apply to Grad School
Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies with Dr. Inzlicht at the University of Toronto? Dr. Inzlicht is always on the lookout for eager, self-motivated and hard-working graduate students, and he will be accepting one new student for the Fall of 2017. In general, Dr. Inzlicht is especially eager to accept students who have interests in the psychology and neuroscience of self-control.
Benefits of working in the Toronto Laboratory for Social Neuroscience include guaranteed funding (including funds for one to two conferences per year), experience in a multidisciplinary lab, and the quality of life conferred by living in the great city of Toronto.
For more information about the lab, please contact Dr. Inzlicht.
If you are interested in attending psychology graduate school, these links may be useful:
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In an essay published in the Conversation, Daryl Cameron, Michael Inzlicht, and William Cunningham discuss the nature of empathy, specifically asking if empathy has limits. In the essay, which is part book review of Paul Bloom's Against Empathy, Michael and his co-authors suggest that limits to empathy are more apparent than real; these apparent limits are not built into empathy itself, but reflect the choices we make. These so-called limits, in other words, result from general trade-offs that people make as they balance some goals against others.
Harvard Business Review discusses the changing landscape of research on self-control, including covering work by Michael Inzlicht, who suggests that self-control is not similar to a fuel tank that becomes emptied with use. Instead, Michael suggests that self-control is better understood as a motivational construct, with features that make it resemble an emotion.
Michael Inzlicht talks to Science for the People about what bad science looks like, why good scientists with good intentions often use techniques of bad science in their work, and how we may be unintentionally selecting for bad science over good science in our culture.
- Joshua Aronson, New York University
- Avi Ben-Zeev, San Francisco State University
- Bruce Bartholow, University of Missouri
- Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon
- Kirk Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Daryl Cameron
- Belle Derks, Utrecht University
- Jennifer Gutsell, Brandeis University
- Eddie Harmon-Jones, University of New South Wales
- Steven Heine, University of British Columbia
- Jacob Hirsh, University of Toronto
- Sonia Kang, University of Toronto
- Michael Larson
- Lisa Legault, Clarkson University
- Ian McGregor, York University
- Sukhvinder Obhi
- Liz Page-Gould, University of Toronto
- Greg Hajcak Proudfit, Stony Brook University
- Travis Proulx, Tilburg University
- Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia
- Brandon Schmeichel, Texas A&M University
- Zindel Segal
- Shona Tritt, New York University
- Alexa Tullett, University of Alabama
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