The Cognition, Action, and Psychophysiology (CAP) Laboratory, directed by Dr. Kimberly Cuevas, in the Developmental Psychology program at the University of Connecticut (Department of Psychological Sciences) is accepting PhD student applications for Fall 2020.
Our lab is looking for enthusiastic new graduate students who want to join us in investigating the development of basic and higher-order cognitive skills during infancy and early childhood. We use neuroscience and biopsychological perspectives, emphasizing cross-species connections. Our primary research interests fall into three main themes: (1) Neuroscience foundations of socio-cognitive development with a focus on longitudinal analysis of the EEG mu rhythm (2) Experimental investigation of early learning and memory via a variety of paradigms, including operant conditioning, imitation, and episodic memory (3) Longitudinal and individual difference analysis of early executive functions
UConn Developmental Psychology offers students an integrative research and training program with strengths in cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Our Developmental faculty and students are integral members of several multi-disciplinary initiatives at UConn, including the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, the Brain Imaging Research Center, an NSF Research Traineeship in the Science of Learning, and UConn KiDS (Kids in Developmental Science) – a university-wide consortium that supports participant recruitment and community engagement.
Graduate students are funded for 5 years through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. To learn more about our program and the application process: <…><…>
Applications will be accepted and reviewed for admission until January 1 2020. Applicants interested in working with Dr. Cuevas should contact her directly: <>.