Trent N. Cash

Ph.D. Student at Carnegie Mellon University


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Methods in Social Psychology

Spring 2023

This course is an upper-level undergraduate course in which students learn about research design and data analysis. Students then use this knowledge to design, run, and present independent social psychological research projects.

Programming and Data Analysis for Social Scientists

Spring 2022

This course presents an introduction to computational thinking through practice with data analysis. Students develop extensive expertise using the statistical programming language R.

Human Intelligence and Human Stupidity

Fall 2021

Using cutting edge research from psychology and decision science, this course explores the strange contradiction that defines the human experience: How are we simultaneously so smart and so dumb?

Behavioral Economics in the Wild

Spring 2021

In this course, we investigate the success of behavioral economics in explaining ostensible behavioral anomalies in the “wild” such as under-savings for retirement, overconsumption of unhealthy food, and extreme aversion to losses.

Reason, Passion, and Cognition

Fall 2020

In this introductory course, students are guided through an overview of the seminal studies from Psychology, Economics, and related domains that provide the foundation for the study of Judgment and Decision Making.


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