Research Assistant: Unveiling FrustrationSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Location: Stockholm
Labs, Research, & Practicums Session

General Study Aim: To either assess the underlying mechanisms or detect the onset of experienced frustration that enables a reliable and valid induction of frustration is needed. To date, no such task suitable to assess frustration exists in the literature. In this study, we have designed, developed, and evaluated a task that can reliably induce experienced frustration in research participants.

Methodology/approach/data analysis: We have developed a novel frustration task based on the literature and experience of the knowledge. We will assess experienced emotions and frustration before, during, and after executing a range of tasks in the system. We will assess statistical differences between tasks using mixed effects modeling, which allows us to analyze how both fixed and random effects contribute to the build-up of frustration.

Significance: This study will create a novel task that can be used in future studies to induce frustration in participants reliably.

Specific learning and progression: Research assistants will learn psychology, research methods, and statistics, as well as a set of essential skills related to how to carry out experimental data collection, apply mixed effects modelling, and interpret data. This study will lead to a deep understanding of psychological concepts and experience with experimental methods. Research assistants will also attend seminars and events (such as journal clubs, presentations, and research group meetings), where they can learn from other studies and discuss the results, experiences, used methods, etc, with fellow students and scientists.

Research Assistantship Hours 

You will spend 180 hours directly engaged in research, together with 20 hours in co-curricular activities, during your RAship.   

Field Studies: Culture & Language 

As a co-curricular complement to your summer research, you will meet every Wednesday, together with faculty from the DIS European Humanities program, for a 6-week introduction to culture and language in Copenhagen.  

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Hannaneh Yazdi

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm-Sweden, 2020-2024 M.Sc. in Project Management, Northumbria University, Newcastle-United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013 M.Sc. in International Project Management, Chalmers University Gothenburg-Sweden, 2011 - 2013 B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, Tehran-Iran, 2005 - 2010 , PhD Candidate in Clinical Neuroscience / Karolinska Institutet / Stockholm, Sweden / July 2020 – Present Various positions in Research and Development ( Program Office Manager, Portfolio Office Manager, Strategy Analyst, and Clinical Neuroscience Researcher-Industrial PhD Candidate) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / March 2015– March 2023 Guest Lecturer & Examiner in Project Psychology for International Project Management Master's Program / Chalmers University of Technology/ Gothenburg, Sweden / Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Experienced in organizational culture and team development: Leader of Human Leaders Community / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Aug 2021 – Dec 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Champion (initiator of cognitive diversity inside the organization) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 TEDxKI speaker (Taking a Spiral journey to Authentic Diversity) / Stockholm, Sweden / March 2022. With DIS since 2023.