Thesis Advising

Thesis Advising


If you're thinking of writing a thesis as part of your Psychology concentration, the first thing you'll want to do is check out the Undergraduate Office's thesis manual. You can find it on the Honors Thesis section of this website!

Then, you should contact Psychology's Thesis Tutorial Instructor.
 

Garth Coombs, Ph.D., Junior & Senior Thesis Tutorial Instructor


Garth teaches the thesis tutorial courses for Psychology concentrators, PSY 985 and PSY 991. Students at any stage can also meet with Garth if they are considering writing a thesis and would like more information about the thesis process, if a thesis fits with their goals, and how to get started.

How to Meet with the Thesis Tutorial Instructor: In 2020-2021, all thesis-related meetings will take place over Zoom. E-mail Garth at garthcoombs@fas.harvard.edu to set up a meeting, and bring any thesis questions you have!

 

Statistics Consulting


Statistics and coding may seem overwhelming at first, especially if the thesis project will be your first time working with your own data. For guidance, senior thesis students should reach out to the Department's Statistics Consultant. The Consultant holds individual meetings with students to provide input on statistical methods, writing analysis, and experimental results for thesis projects.
 

Anthony Yacovone, Statistics Consultant (2020-2021)

Anthony is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology. He studies how humans integrate knowledge from their surroundings (e.g. perceptual, conceptual, and linguistic inputs) to draw inferences about the world. Anthony can help thesis students select proper analyses, troubleshoot code, discuss theory/methodology, and gain the skills to confidently present their research.

How to Meet with the Statistics Consultant: In 2020-2021, all thesis-related meetings will take place over Zoom. E-mail Anthony at anthony_yacovone@g.harvard.edu with three specific times that you are available, the length of time you think you’ll need to meet, and a brief summary of your questions/concerns. For ease of consulting, please also send him a summary of your project (if you are meeting for the first time), your data, and an outline of your proposed analysis.