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.
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This is the greatest mystery of my adult life: How can I spend all day typing at a computer and go home feeling exhausted? How could merely activating the small muscles of my fingers leave me craving the couch at the end of the day? This question actually lies very close to one of the more hotly contested issues in psychology: What causes mental fatigue? Why is desk work so depleting? “It is kind of a mystery, to be honest,” says Michael Inzlicht, a University of Toronto psychologist who studies self-control, motivation, and fatigue.
In Outside Magazine, an article describes a new paper by Michael Inzlicht, Amitai Shenhav, and Christopher Olivola on what they call the effort paradox. The effort paradox might help us understand why people do things like climb mountains, solve crossword puzzles, or shop at IKEA.
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