Timing Is Key: Exploring Magnitude and Valence Effects


This summer I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Bert Hodges and Jeein Kang of the psychology department at Gordon College. We explored two timing effects that appear in time perception research: magnitude and valence effects. Our studies are being run this fall, and we’re hoping to find significant differences in magnitude effects for positive and negative valence contexts. Through reviewing the literature, programming a study (in SuperLab), analyzing data, and working collaboratively in a team, I learned many new skills. I was able to work with two great mentors, who helped me gain confidence and develop as a researcher.