The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites qualified applicants to apply to our Ph.D. programs for the 2017-2018 academic year. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, a vibrant, affordable city close to Boston and New York, Brown University offers interdisciplinary training in developmental science in state-of-the-art facilities. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition, stipend, summer funding, and research and travel support. The following faculty are recruiting graduate students for next year: Dima Amso studies development of attention and memory in typical and atypical development using combined behavioral, genetic, and neuroimaging measures. http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/
James Morgan investigates cognitive and environmental underpinnings of early language acquisition, with particular focus on speech perception and spoken word recognition. http://babies.brown.edu/
David Sobel examines the development of reasoning and social cognition in both formal and informal learning environments. Topics of interest include causal learning, children’s pretense, selective learning, and development of prosocial behavior. https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind/
The CLPS department is home to several cutting-edge methodologies. Resources include: -Eye tracking and 3D manual reach tracking -Near infrared spectroscopy -Smart playroom for automated behavioral tracking -Mobile infant laboratory for community testing -Strong connections with Providence Children’s Museum for on-site research and dissemination For more information about the CLPS graduate program or to apply go tohttp://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/graduate or see the attached flyer.
The Psychology Department at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo (UB) is currently accepting applications for our MA and Ph.D. programs.
The Department of Psychology at UB offers an MA in General Psychology and PhD degrees in four areas of psychology, including behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, and social psychology. All of these areas of graduate study emphasize research and scholarship contributing to the scientific understanding of psychology. Our programs prepare graduate students: 1) to become leading researchers in their fields, 2) to assume important positions in academic institutions or professional practice, and 3) to make new contributions to knowledge through independent research. Graduate study in the department is organized around a mentorship model. Students who enter into one of our graduate programs can expect to work closely with a faculty member, receiving a great deal of individual attention. The faculty in the Department of Psychology at UB is among the very best in the nation, and represents a select group of productive and collegial scholars. More specific information about our four areas of study can be found at our website:http://www.psychology.buffalo.edu/graduate/ Buffalo is a culturally rich and diverse small city that sits at the confluence of Lake Erie and the Niagara River. Here are just a few reasons why Buffalo, NY is a great place to live:
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester. Our Ph.D. application deadline is December 1, 2016and our MA deadline is March 1, 2017. We will soon be mailing your program several brochures regarding our program, and interested students may check out our informational brochure,website and facebook page. Questions?: Contact Mary Schnepf email@example.com or Dr. Craig Colder (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call 716-645-3660.
The Children’s Understanding and Behavior Lab (CUB Lab) at DePaul University, under the direction of Dr. Sheila Krogh-Jespersen, is currently accepting applications for Ph.D. students to start in the Fall of 2017. On-going research in the CUB lab currently focuses on infants and children’s developing social competence, including examining early intentional understanding and the development of prosocial deception. Other areas of exploration include prosocial interactive behaviors, experiencing awe in nature, and the development of empathy.
The CUB Lab is a part of the Psychological Science program at DePaul University. The Psych Sciences area includes other developmental psychologists, Dr. Yan Li and Dr. Joseph Mikkels, and collaborative research interests are encouraged across areas, including social, cognitive, and clinical concentrations. DePaul’s Psychological Science Ph.D. program is a highly competitive program that involves research and scholarship focusing on the psychological foundations of human thought and behavior. Our training prepares students for employment in a wide variety of scientific, academic, and applied settings.
DePaul University is an urban university located in Chicago, IL in the central neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is home to a sprawling lakefront park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and some of the best restaurants in the nation. DePaul University has an inclusive environment that supports diverse people and ideas. Also, Go Cubs Go!
Applications should be submitted through the Psychological Sciences MA/PhD program. Prospective students can email Dr. Krogh-Jespersen directly at email@example.com for more information about the program or to talk about specific research ideas and interests. The deadline for receiving applications is December 15th.
More information about the CUB Lab and Dr. Krogh-Jespersen’s research interests, including publications here: http://cublab.depaul.edu
More information about the requirements for admission located here: http://csh.depaul.edu/academics/psychology/graduate/psychological-science-ma-phd/Pages/admission-requirements.aspx
A unique, one-year Masters in Education program focused on policy and pedagogy related to the Swedish preschool model, EDUCARE. The program is designed for students interested in developing their skills in early childhood education, research, an leadership. The program is taught out of Jönköping University’s School of Education and Communication. Instruction is in English. The program is free for citizens of EU countries. Scholarships are available to non-EU applicants. We are currently taking applications for enrollment in the Fall of 2017.
For more information, please visit: https://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/our-programmes/master/educare-the-swedish-preschool-model.html
Join Developmental Psychology graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) to contribute to path-finding research on the lives of children and youth. Our PhD program is unique in researching the integration of cultural, interpersonal, and individual aspects of human development. The program focuses especially on issues of diversity in relation to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, social economic opportunity, and neurodiversity, as people engage across contexts of family, peers, school, community, technology, and media. UCSC is ranked fourth in the world for research influence (2015-16). Graduate students affiliate with one or more core faculty members, to learn through engaged collaborative research. Our program is known for its congenial and cutting edge training.
Nameera Akhtar — early socio-cognitive and language development, neurodiversity
Margarita Azmitia — socio-cultural contexts for peers, family, and identity development
Christy Byrd — school racial climates, adolescents’ identity and motivation
Maureen Callanan — cognitive and language development in everyday conversations
Catherine Cooper(Emerita) — adolescent engagement, Pre-K to 20 pipeline in education
Audun Dahl — early moral development
Campbell Leaper — gender, sexism, socio-cognitive development, academic achievement
Barbara Rogoff — cultural variation in the organization of learning processes, collaboration and learning through observation
Su-hua Wang — early development through play, interaction, and technology
Students also benefit from engaging with affiliated faculty within social and cognitive psychology. In addition, our interdisciplinary collaborations with other programs (such as Computational Media, Computer Science, Education, Latin American/Latino Studies, Linguistics, and Philosophy) help nurture students’ research and prepare them for a wide variety of careers. Graduates of our program have accepted: Faculty positions such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of New Hampshire, University of Toronto, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Boston College, Clark University, University of Wisconsin, Sarah Lawrence College, and almost all of the California State Universities; Applied research positions such as Educational Training and Research, Stanford Research Institute; Postdoctoral positionssuch as UCLA and Harvard.
Due date: December 15, 2016.
For more information: http://psychology.ucsc.edu/about/research/research-areas-developmental.html or contact the Graduate Coordinator, Jonelle Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville is seeking talented and motivated graduate students to apply for graduate training in our Cognition and Development and Vision and Hearing programs. Specifically, the following three lab groups are seeking applicants:
The Knowledge in Development (KID) Lab is co-directed by Drs. Judith Danovitch and Nicholaus Noles. The KID Lab studies a diverse set of questions related to children’s social-cognitive development, including the influence of technology on children’s learning, the development of economic behaviors, how children evaluate their knowledge and the knowledge of others, and the relationship between labeling, categorization, and induction. https://louisville.edu/psychology/danovitch/lab
The Infant Cognition Lab, directed by Dr. Cara Cashon, studies infant cognition and perception, focusing on topics such as face perception, language development, and causal perception in typically-developing babies and in infants with Williams Syndrome. https://louisville.edu/psychology/cashon/lab
The Parent-Child Interaction and Language Learning Laboratory, directed by Dr. Maria Kondaurova, investigates how characteristics of parent-child interaction shape the development of linguistic skills in infants and children with normal hearing and hearing loss. Dr. Kondaurova’s research focuses on normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children who receive assistive devices such as cochlear implants and/or hearing aids, and makes use of a variety of behavior techniques, including filming play and reading sessions, parent interview, and the analysis of speech perception and production data. https://louisville.edu/psychology/kondaurova/lab-home
We provide a competitive funding package for graduate students and Louisville is a vibrant, affordable city with many opportunities for recreation and community involvement.
The Developmental Psychology program at Florida State University invites highly-qualified applicants to apply to our Ph.D. program starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. We offer world-class, multidisciplinary training in developmental research spanning the lifespan. Unique highlights of our program include advanced training in statistical methods and opportunities to collaborate with researchers at the Florida Center for Reading Research and the Florida Center for Research in STEM. Students typically receive full funding, and enjoy a low cost of living in the warm, sunny, and beautiful Tallahassee. Faculty research covers basic and applied approaches to development. Training opportunities include a variety of current methodologies including behavioral genetics, ERPs, eye-tracking, intervention studies, and advanced statistical approaches. The following laboratory groups are accepting new members for the upcoming year: The Education Science Methods and Modeling Lab, directed by Dr. Chris Schatschneider, studies the development of reading and reading-related skills. There is a particular focus on combining this area of inquiry with scientific methodology and statistical modeling. Lab website, email@example.com. The Individual Differences in Cognitive Development Lab, directed by Dr. Sara Hart, explores individual differences in cognitive development, utilizing theories and methodologies from psychology, education, and behavioral genetics. Lab website, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kaschak Lab Group, directed by Dr. Mike Kaschak, studies the role of systems of perception and action planning in language comprehension; embodied cognition; language production; learning and adaptation effects in both language comprehension and production; language acquisition. email@example.com The Language and Cognitive Development Lab, directed by Dr. Arielle Borovsky, investigates language processing and word learning in infants, children, and adults using behavioral, eye-tracking, and ERP approaches.Lab website, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Math Thinking and Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Colleen Ganley, examines social, cognitive, and affective factors related to mathematical learning including gender stereotypes, math anxiety, working memory, and spatial skills. Lab website, email@example.com. The Preschool Research Group, directed by Dr. Christopher Lonigan, specializes in developmental psychopathology, with a principal focus on emotional and motivational influences on the development of psychopathology, as well as early language/literacy intervention. firstname.lastname@example.org. Other faculty directly involved in the Developmental Psychology area (but not recruiting for 2017-2018) are Drs. Don Compton and Richard Wagner, with affiliated faculty from other areas in Psychology including Drs. Neil Charness, Frank Johnson, Janet Kistner, and Natalie Sachs-Ericsson. Applicants can apply here before December 15th, 2016. Any general questions about FSU’s Developmental Psychology program can be directed to Dr. Sara Hart, Developmental Area Director (email@example.com).
Marketing PhD programs (the University of Colorado’s,in particular) can be an excellent place for students interested in social and cognitive psychology.
Several of our behavioral faculty have received PhDs in psychology or cognitive science (Phil Fernbach, Lawrence Williams, John Lynch, and Peter McGraw) and other behavioral faculty are doing work on consumer psychology (Nick Reinholtz, Bart de Langhe, Margaret Campbell, and Donnie Lichtenstein). They are publishing their research in top marketing journals (e.g., Journal of Consumer Research; Journal of Marketing Research) and psychology journals (e.g., Psychological Science, JPSP) See: http://www.colorado.edu/business/academic-programs/undergraduate-programs/marketing/faculty-marketing
If you have a good research background please look at our program (and the papers our faculty are publishing). Admission to our program at the Leeds School of Business is not as competitive as psychology programs (though it is not easy to get in) and the funding is highly desirable (typically five years at $25k per year). Moreover, marketing faculty jobs are relatively plentiful. We place students into jobs without the need for a post doc, for example. Salaries and teaching loads at business schools are also attractive for most of our program’s graduates. Our program has placed students at top research universities, such as Indiana University, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, University of Arizona, and Vanderbilt. Notably, we have a 100% placement record for our PhDs. You can learn more about our program here: http://www.colorado.edu/business/academic-programs/phd-program/areas-study/phd-marketing. For further information please reach out here: Peter McGraw (firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology University of Colorado Boulder.
The Graduate Program in Psychology at Georgetown University (http://psychology.georgetown.edu/graduate) offers a five-year, full-time program of study in developmental science leading to a Ph.D. in Psychology. Located in close proximity to the White House, Congress, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and many of the world’s most prestigious research and nonprofit organizations, the Department of Psychology provides a unique graduate education that bridges academic study and practice in both public policy and health/medicine. Our two graduate student concentrations take full advantage of these resources. Students concentrate in either Human Development and Public Policy or Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience. A dual degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) and Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) is also offered in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP, http://psychology.georgetown.edu/graduate). Both concentrations offer strengths that include an interdisciplinary education in the processes and contexts of development across the lifespan. Program requirements are explicitly designed to offer students rigorous training in the range of theories and methods that characterize the developmental sciences and enable them to place the study of development into the broader contexts - biological, familial, social, cultural, economic, historical, political - from which the field draws its societal applications. A complete statement of the program's learning goals can be found in the Department’s Graduate Handbook (http://psychology.georgetown.edu/graduate/handbook) University resources afforded graduate students include the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown School of Foreign Service, each of which is among the leading programs in the nation. The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (http://neuroscience.georgetown.edu/) at the Georgetown School of Medicine offers resources for cognitive neuroscience studies, including neuroimaging facilities and colloquia. The deadline for admission in Fall 2017 is December 1, 2016.
The following labs at the University of California, Riverside are recruiting graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in Psychology: the Kids Interaction and Neuro Development Lab (Dr. Kalina Michalska), the CALLA Lab (Dr. Rachel Wu), the Perception, Action, and Development Lab (Dr. John Franchak), the Adversity and Adaptation Lab (Dr. Tuppett Yates), the Cognitive Development Lab (directed by Dr. Mary Gauvain), and the Biobehavioral Research Lab (Dr. Chandra Reynolds). The UCR Department of Psychology offers specializations in Developmental, Cognitive, Social/Personality Psychology, and in Systems Neuroscience. The Developmental program at UCR is regarded for its strengths in contextual and cultural influences on child socialization (Cheung, Davis, Gauvain, Michalska, Natsuaki, Richert, Yates), cognitive and perceptual development across the lifespan (Franchak, Gauvain, Reynolds, Richert, Wu), and biological substrates of adjustment (Davis, Michalska, Natsuaki, Reynolds, Yates). The diversity of the UCR campus and of the surrounding community make UCR an ideal campus for graduate students interested in studying the ways in which developmental processes are influenced by and interact with variations in environment, especially cultural practices and socioeconomic status.
The Kids Interaction and Neuro Development Lab (KIND Lab), directed by Dr. Kalina Michalska, conducts research on individual differences in the development of empathy and social competence. Particular emphasis is placed on characterizing how dispositional traits interact with social learning to modulate basic mechanisms of emotional responsiveness and emotional memory. We employ complementary methodologies including functional and structural brain imaging, autonomic responses and behavior observations in typically developing children, as well as in youth with disruptive behavior problems and those with social anxiety.
The CALLA Lab (www.callalab.com, directed by Dr. Rachel Wu) conducts developmental cognitive neuroscience research on how attention and learning interact from infancy to aging adulthood. We use neural (EEG) and behavioral (eye-tracking, accuracy/reaction time) responses to investigate how infants and adults differ in their approaches to finding and learning about relevant information. Our research program has two components: 1) measuring adults’ use of previously acquired knowledge and tracking the development of this ability from infancy, and 2) applying infant and child learning strategies to mitigate cognitive decline during aging. Using infant learning to inform adult learning and vice versa has the greatest promise to lead to discoveries about optimal learning strategies that can be applied throughout the lifespan.
The Perception, Action, and Development Lab (padlab.ucr.edu) investigates how people use visual information to guide actions and engage in social interactions. Through our research, we hope to understand 1) how perceptual-motor systems adapt to changes in the body and environment, 2) developmental changes in infants’ everyday visual experiences, and 3) factors that influence infants’ looking behavior. We employ mobile eye tracking and naturalistic observation to examine the natural visual experiences of infants, children, and adults in everyday tasks.
Research in the Culture and Child Development Lab (http://cheunglab.ucr.edu/) focuses on how the environment influences children’s motivation and achievement across cultural contexts. The lab is seeking Ph.D. students who have strong interest in the role of parents, teachers, and peers in children’s school adjustment. We employ diverse methodologies in our research, including naturalistic and controlled observations, surveys, and measures of physiological reactivity. Recent lines of work involves: (1) an investigation on the role of teacher-student relationships in children’s achievement in 50+ countries; (2) a longitudinal study on parenting and children’s creativity; and (3) a study on the effects of parents’ expectations and children’s performance in the academic arena.
Research in the Emotion Regulation Lab (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Davis) focuses on understanding how developing emotion and emotion regulation processes relate to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes in childhood. We use a multi-method biopsychosocial approach to characterizing affective processes across levels of analysis (e.g., psychophysiology, cognitive, social, and emotional behavior). The goals of the research in our lab are to identify regulatory strategies that children can use to effectively alleviate negative emotion, and to identify individual differences in children’s biology and social experiences that determine whether and when they can regulate emotion effectively. We also identify mechanisms responsible for effective emotion regulation (e.g., attentional focus) to explain why certain emotion regulation strategies attenuate negative emotion and distress better than others.
The Developmental Transitions Lab, directed by Dr. Misaki Natsuaki, asks three fundamental questions: why does psychopathology increase during the transition from childhood to adolescence? When does it start and how does it develop over time? Why do some children experience such difficulties while others do not? Answers to these questions can inform the applied efforts to support healthy development in children and their families. Taking a developmental approach, our research focuses on the interplay of biological (puberty) and environmental origins of vulnerability to psychopathology. We apply longitudinal and genetically-informative designs to examine how these factors influence the trajectories of emotional and behavioral (mal)adjustment in childhood and adolescence.
The Adversity and Adaptation Lab (www.adlab.ucr.edu), directed by Dr. Tuppett Yates, is committed to the study of how children are affected by, and in many cases successfully negotiate, adverse life experiences, such as poverty, community and family violence, loss and illness. We endeavor to understand how and why the development of some children is undermined by negative life experience, whereas others are relatively less affected (i.e., resilience). Our research employs multiple methods, including direct observation, physiological recordings, quantitative measures, and qualitative interviews, to examine key relationships that influence the effects of adverse experience on development, including those within the family and community, as well as those among physical, emotional, and behavioral response systems of children and adolescents. Dr. Yates oversees two ongoing longitudinal investigations of high-risk children and youth to clarify processes underlying risk and resilience in an effort to inform the development and implementation of effective prevention, intervention, and policy efforts to help children, their families, and the communities in which they live.
The research in the Childhood Cognition Lab (http://www.ccl.ucr.edu/index.html) explores the influence of religion, fantastical thinking, and media exposure on cognitive development. Current funding in the lab supports a longitudinal study of children’s developing religious concepts (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) and a series of studies examining how children’s social cognition influences STEM learning from different media platforms (funded by NSF REESE).
The Cognitive Development Laboratory (http://cogdevlab.ucr.edu, directed by Dr. Mary Gauvain) is seeking Ph.D. degree students in developmental psychology who are interested in studying sociocultural contributions to cognitive development in the areas of planning, problem solving, spatial cognition, or contamination sensitivity.
The Biobehavioral Research Lab (bbr.ucr.edu), directed by Dr. Chandra Reynolds, focuses on understanding individual differences in health and cognition across the lifespan, considering both environmental and genetic factors. Projects include evaluating the genetic and environmental etiologies of cognitive aging, including gene pathways and their possible interplay with environmental factors. Moreover, we are examining early life factors and contexts that influence cognitive, health and well-being profiles into mid-adulthood and across the lifespan.
The program of study requires approximately four or five years to complete. Typically, graduate students receive financial support for up to five years. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the department admissions page for more information: http://www.psych.ucr.edu/grad/admissions.html.
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