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Michigan Summer Program in Cognition & Early Development

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We are seeking motivated students to participate first hand in developmental psychological research. Our research aims to understand the cognitive and social foundation of young children's behavior, including how children think about the minds of others, how they cooperate, and how language shapes their thinking.

Our summer internship programs lasts 10 weeks. You will be paired with a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor to work on cutting-edge research. You will gain experience and exposure to a variety of research activities, including: conducting experimental studies with children; data analysis using advanced video coding technology and statistical software; recruiting and scheduling child participants and their families; and aiding in the development of research design.

In addition to participating in research, you will participate in weekly lab meetings and reading groups. This will give you a chance to learn more about current developments in psychological research and provide feedback on ongoing projects. You will learn how to give a poster presentation and how to summarize research findings in writing. We will include sessions on professional development, such as paths towards graduate school and advice on how to write research statements.

An interest in psychology and working with children is essential, and previous experience is a plus. We offer half-time (20 hours a week) and full-time internships (30-40 hours a week). Some funding is available, especially for qualified underrepresented students.

Through a NSF CAREER Award, Dr. Warneken is offering funding for a full-time summer internship. For this position applicants have to come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
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Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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