UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Undergraduates are an integral part of my lab, and each semester undergraduates do research for credit (independent study in psychology, cognitive science or linguistics, psychology honors research, Rutgers College honors research etc.), experience, or pay. If you have taken relevant courses (e.g., cognitive psychology, linguistics, developmental psychology, genetics, neurobiology, and computer science) or are a native speaker of English, Korean or Turkish, I particularly urge you to consider joining the lab. Many undergraduates who have worked in the lab have been accepted into some of the best graduate programs in cognitive and clinical psychology, speech pathology, linguistics and medicine. Undergraduates are invited to participate in any of the following projects:
- Genetics of language. The linguistic and nonlinguistic development of monozygotic (identical) twins is compared with that of dizygotic (nonidentical) twins. Projects involve recruiting participants, sending out mailings, and coding, entering and analyzing data from twins.
- Perinatal factors & development. We are investigating how various prenatal and postnatal environment factors affect language development. Projects involve recruiting participants, sending out mailings, and coding, entering and analyzing data from twins.
- Normal language acquisition. Using a variety of experimental techniques, we study how typically-developing children acquire English and other languages. Projects involve testing preschool- and school-aged children and analyzing transcripts of their spontaneous speech.
- Abnormal language acquisition. Language acquisition by children with developmental language disorders is compared with that of normal children. Projects involve testing language-impaired children and analyzing transcripts of their spontaneous speech.
- Adult language processing. Using a variety of experimental techniques, we study how adults process spoken and written English and other languages.
GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
If you are interested in applying to graduate school at Rutgers, I urge you to contact me either by phone or email as early as possible. There are special fellowships that are available for graduate students, but competition is fierce and deadlines are early.
If you are already a graduate student in one of the departments affiliated with the Cognitive Science Center, I would be happy to talk to you about potential research projects (either a Cognitive Science Certificate Project or a supervised departmental research project). Send me email, call me, or snag me before or after a talk.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES
If you are interested in doing a postdoctoral fellowship in my lab, contact me at least 12-18 months before you would want to begin your postdoc.
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