LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT LAB
Research in our laboratory focuses on the relationship between children's language learning environments, especially parents' language input to children, and children's acquisition.
2337 Franz Hall
502 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Each quarter we typically have a few undergraduate Research Assistant positions open. Because these positions are filled quickly, it is important that you apply early, preferably before classes begin.
Undergraduate students have worked in our lab in a variety of capacities, including: P194 academic credit, P199, PROPS, SRP, departmental honors, and as volunteers. Students in the departmental honor's program have typically worked in the lab in some capacity for at least two quarters prior to applying for the honor's program.
Your responsibilities as a Research Assistant will be geared toward your abilities and interests, as well as the requirements of the project you are working on, and may include: learning new research skills, working with parents and children, designing and making research stimuli, helping to recruit research participants, running experiments, coding videotapes, and analyzing data. Students will also be expected to participate in weekly lab meetings. Previous experience with children, computers, and/or audio-visual equipment is a plus.
We ask for a minimum 7 hr/week commitment for 3 quarters to allow you and the lab group to benefit from your training and skills. Students with a GPA < 3.0 will only be admitted in exceptional circumstances.