The Developmental Dynamics Laboratory in the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia is looking for outstanding PhD students to join our world-class faculty. Students have access to a 3000 square foot developmental research facility with optical neuroimaging (fNIRS), multiple eye-trackers, advanced computing, and behavioural observation suites. MRI, EEG, TMS, and virtual reality technologies are also available. Students would join a dynamic research group investigating a broad range of topics in early neural and cognitive development including visual working memory, language, executive function, and the role of dyadic interactions in cognitive development.
We have 2 fully-funded studentships (stipend = £14,296 per year), including studentships for our integrated Masters/PhD program. The deadline for applications is February 20th. Research topics are described below.
The Dynamics of Visual Attention and Word Learning
Professor Larissa Samuelson (email@example.com)
This project focuses on the interaction of words and visual stimuli in early name learning. Typically infants demonstrate a preference for novel stimuli. However, the presence of a word slows infants’ formation of a novelty preference in the context of two visual stimuli. Likewise, the mere visual presence of a familiar object that has been linked to a word can exert an attractive force on infant attention and reduce novelty biases.
We seek to understand these complex interactions between words and attention and their implications for early word learning via empirical work with infants and computational simulations with a dynamic neural field model.
Probing the neural bases of visual working memory in early development
Professor John Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An intense period of brain growth begins in fetal development and extends into early childhood with brain size doubling in the first year of life. During this period of growth, functional brain networks emerge, creating new behavioral, cognitive, and social skills. Significant adversity can have a major impact on these emerging brain networks, yielding deficits that extend into adulthood.
The goal of this project is to use a neurobehavioral toolkit to assess the impact of significant adversity in India on the emergence of a key functional brain network in early development—the network that underlies visual working memory (VWM)—and to compare brain development between UK and Indian samples. The project involves a host of innovative technologies including fNIRS, structural MRI, eye-tracking, and neural network models.
Please visit https://www.uea.ac.uk/psychology/research-degrees for more information.
Before sending your application, we would advise you to contact individual faculty to discuss your specific interests in our program and to develop a short research proposal.
Develop your difference at UEA
The I-O Psychology Masters Graduate Program at St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, Minnesota) is currently seeking applications for the Fall 2017 year.
The application deadline is February 15.
Please visit the following link for information: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/graduate/io-psy/default.aspx
For additional details, please contact:
Daren Protolipac, PhD., Director of I-O psychology Graduate Program, at email@example.com
The program in developmental psychology at Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is now accepting applications for PhD fellowships beginning in the fall of 2017. The departmental website (Links to an external site.)has all of the relevant information; details about applying and our five training areas are found here (Links to an external site.). Core members of the Developmental group (Links to an external site.) include:
Steven Asher, Professor. Peer relations, loneliness, and the development of social competence.
Elika Bergelson, Assistant Professor. Children's word learning and language development.
Avshalom Caspi, Professor. Behavioral genetics and children's personality development.
Harris Cooper, Professor. Research methods and ethics; social and developmental psychology applied to education.
Margarita Svetlova, Research Assistant Professor. Children's prosocial development.
Michael Tomasello, Professor. Children's cooperation, communication, and social cognition in comparative perspective.
Makeba Wilbourn, Assistant Professor. Children's gesture and language development from a sociocultural perspective.
There are also in the department a number of other scholars in the social and clinical programs, as well as other departments, who are focused on one or another aspect of child development.
We additionally offer a cross-institutional certificate (Links to an external site.) (with UNC-CH) and consortium (Links to an external site.)program (with 6 Carolina universities).
Duke is also home to the Duke Autism Center (Links to an external site.) (directed by Geraldine Dawson) and the Center for Child and Family Policy (Links to an external site.) (directed by Kenneth Dodge).
Our group puts a strong focus on rigorous research and supportive mentorship.
The deadline for applying is December 8, 2016
The MS-RSM program is 18 months (6 quarters) of full-time study and students earn Master of Science degrees from Northwestern University. The program offers reproductive science coursework, including a hands-on laboratory course, as well as professional development. The program includes mentored research with Northwestern University faculty. You will also be part of a vibrant community of reproductive scientists through the Center for Reproductive Science. Early Decision Deadline: January 20, 2017 Final Decision Deadline: May 15, 2017
Apply now: http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/admission/ Visit our website: https://www.woodrufflab.org/ms-rsm, flyer, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Graduate Opportunities (Please see Graduate Schools and Scholarships Page for More Information):
Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Graduate Center, New York
Opportunity for students- MS in Reproductive Science and Medicine at Northwestern
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Duke Dev. Psych. PhD Fellowship
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Research Specialist Position in Child Health Assessment
Research Assistant Positions (Boston, MA)
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).
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