Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Learning, Cognition, & Development Lab is currently accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Assistant positions.

If you are interested in applying to work in the lab, please fill out the application and email it to the lab (uwmadison.lcd.lab@gmail.com). You can download the application here: Undergrad RA Application. We encourage students to apply early, as positions typically fill up within the first week of the semester.

What is it like to be an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Learning, Cognition, & Development Lab? Undergraduate students have worked in the lab in a variety of capacities, including: as a volunteer, as part of a research course for academic credit (e.g., Ed Psych 699), as a senior thesis student, etc. Students have typically worked in the lab in some capacity for at least one semester prior to conducting an independent senior thesis.

Undergraduate Research Assistants’ responsibilities are geared toward students’ interests and the requirements of ongoing projects, including: working with parents and children, going to local preschools and elementary schools to collect data, designing and making research stimuli, helping to recruit research participants, coding videotapes, and analyzing data. Students are also expected to attend weekly lab meetings.

Prospective Graduate Students

The Learning, Cognition, & Development Lab is currently accepting applications for new graduate students.

If you are interested in being a graduate student in the lab, please contact the lab director, Dr. Haley Vlach, for more information. The application procedure and department guidelines for admittance can be found here: Graduate Program in Educational Psychology.

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