The Language and Cognition Lab welcomes undergraduate and graduate students with interests in psycholinguistics (including language processing, language development, bilingualism, communication, and the relation between language and thought), theory of mind development and social cognition, memory and memory development, and culture and cognitive development.
Graduate students in the lab have considerable freedom in formulating their research projects. Students are accepted either through the Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science Program or the Developmental Program. For the degree requirements of each program and financial support, please check the main Graduate Studies webpage. All potential graduate students are encouraged to apply for external funding as they apply to the program. If you are an international student, please note that you can apply for an Ontario Graduate Fellowship for international students. Graduate students are welcome to collaborate with more than one lab in the department. Researchers with interests in language and/or development in the department include: Drs. Craig, Ji, Johnsrude, Kuhlmeier, Munhall, and Sabbagh among others.
Undergraduate students either volunteer in the lab during the school year or participate in the summer through the SWEP program for Queen's students. Undergraduates are involved in all aspects of the research process - designing the experiments, creating the stimuli, running the participants, and compiling the data. A minimal commitment of 8 hours per week is expected for a minimum of one school year. Applications are usually solicited at the beginning of the fall term. To apply, submit a resume, transcript, and a cover letter describing the motivation to seek a position in the lab. SWEP positions are usually announced in December through Career Services and the deadline for applications is mid January.