What do students do in the lab?
Many graduate and undergraduate students work with us in the Baby Lab each semester. This is a great way to gain experience in psychological research, which is very important for students who plan to apply to graduate school in psychology. Some students actually interact with parents and their children in the lab, playing games, asking questions, and teaching children new words. Others run our camera and sound equipment during a study session. Some students review videotapes, counting behaviors, recording words, or trying to see how a mother and child interact. Students enter data in spreadsheets, make telephone calls, discuss research articles, and eat pizza at the end of the semester.
How can I get involved?
Students must have a GPA of 3.25 and agree to work in the lab for at least two semesters. Most students stay until they graduate. Students take either 2 or 3 hours of independent study credit (PSYC 4900) to work in the lab. For each hour of credit, the student is expected to work an average of 3 hours per week. So a student taking 2 credit hours would usually work 6 hours per week in the lab. One hour of that is a mandatory lab meeting that is scheduled at 3:30 every Friday afternoon.
Where do I sign up?
If you are interested in working in the lab, email one of the faculty to discuss your interests and request a permit for an independent study.
Dr. Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Clements, email@example.com
Dr. Proctor-Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org