Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Research Opportunites for Undergraduates

Work in this lab explores the interaction of spoken language and hand gestures as people learn new things and communicate about the world. Students are generally involved in every stage of the research process - designing studies, and collecting, coding and analyzing data. If you are curious about learning and communication, we hope you will consider joining our research group.

Students with a wide variety of science, social science and mathematics backgrounds often enjoy lab work in psychology, and find that it is a helpful launching pad to graduate school, medical school and other professional training.

Interested students can complete an application here.

Prospective Graduate Students

We welcome applications from students interested in pursuing a PhD. 

We are looking for students who are curious, self-motivated and interested in conducting high quality research. If you are passionate about understanding learning and communication, we would welcome your application.

To be competitive for admission to graduate studies in psychology, students typically have stellar grades and GRE scores as well as previous research experience.

Students in our lab are typically enrolled in the Cognition and Perception training area, and are funded for 5 years via research assistantships, teaching assistantships and/or individual fellowships.

To learn more about about the program or to apply, please visit the Department of Psychologogical and Brain Sciences webpage.

If you have specific questions about whether your interestes and ideas are a good fit, please do not hesiate to contact us (email Susan Wagner Cook).

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Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

We do not currently have any open postdoctoral positions.  Candidates who have or who are interested in applying for their own funding (e.g., an NRSA) should contact us (email Susan Wagner Cook).

Prospective Postbaccalaureate Positions

We do not currently have any open postbaccalaureate positions.