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Researchers of the Future

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?

LSE Behavioural Lab, Lower Ground Floor, Clement House

How do people see themselves, and how do they make decisions, like deciding whether to protest for climate change, what to spend money on, or whether to cheat on a test?

LSE is home to a lot of research that tries to understand these questions. Some of this research is specifically about young people. Come learn more about it, take part, and give your input into what researchers should be studying and how. Our Behavioural Lab will be set up with hands-on demonstrations and activities from several faculty members. You can try activities from previous research, take part in current research, see the space, and talk with researchers about this type of science.

The event is open to 8-18-year-olds, who should be accompanied by a parent or guardian (e.g., a teacher would also be fine). We will have sessions lasting approximately 1 hour (with different activities to take part in, depending on age), beginning at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Each session will accommodate 25 young people (with their parents or guardians).

This event is organized by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff, including:  

  • Heather Kappes & Ravneet Bawa (Management): Discuss money choices and sample our facial expression recording equipment
  • Nikki Sullivan (Management): Make choices between food options and see how eye-tracking is used in research
  • Barbara Fasolo & Claire Heard (Management): Visit the "Decision Lab" where adults and young people can compare their decision styles
  • Ilka Gleibs (Psychological & Behavioural Sciences): Make a mind-map of your group memberships and identities and how they're connected
  • Shakuntala Banaji (Media & Communications): Share your thoughts on the environment and climate change 

Plus, see how we observe participants from behind the scenes, take our virtual reality equipment for a test run, and tell us what we should be studying next. Drinks and snacks too!

More about this event  

This event is part of the LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world. The full programme is now availabe here

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival

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