The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining affective learning and decision-making across development.
The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017 (ideally May or June). This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Lab Manager/RA’s primary responsibilities include:
(1) Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
(2) Management and analysis of datasets
(3) Experimental paradigm development
(4) Lab administration including managing IRB protocols and training other lab members
The Yale Mind and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For more information, please see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/.
This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results. Continue reading
Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2017 Summer Internship
Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker
The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2017 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.
2017 Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.
Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Continue reading
Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!
At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.
The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.
The program is 8 weeks, from 6/19/17 – 8/11/17, and is primarily intended for rising college juniors and seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well. Applications are due by midnight on March 1st, 2017. We encourage applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions; our best applicants take full advantage of the resources available in their current context. Accepted students will receive a stipend sufficient to cover travel, room, and board. For more information and an application form, see https://www-csli.stanford.edu/csli-summer-internship-program-2017
Summer Internships in Affective Science available at the Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Lab at UC San Francisco
We are currently accepting applications for the summer internship program at the Emotion, Health and Psychophysiology Lab at UC San Francisco under the direction of Wendy Berry Mendes. We offer an eight-week internship program (June 19 – August 12, 2017) for undergraduates who are interested in conducting research at the intersection of social psychology, emotion, psychophysiology, and neuroendocrinology. Interns are involved in conducting studies, acquiring autonomic and neuroendocrine data, editing and scoring physiological responses, and attending weekly tutorials and lab meetings. This internship is ideal for those students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology or medicine. Most interns receive funding or course credit from their own university or outside sources (see SPSPs SPUR program), but there are a few stipends available.
The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, seeks a full-time lab manager to assist with developing and implementing ambitious, large-scale experiments utilizing cutting-edge technology. Research at L3@BC focuses on inference in language. How do learners infer the grammatical patterns of their language? How do listeners infer, in real time, what the speaker intends to convey? Why is inferring speaker-meaning easy for adults but hard for children, whereas inferring grammatical patterns is easy(er) for children but hard for adults? Continue reading