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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 (social learning, information gathering, social networks), memory development, and culture.
Graduate students in the lab have considerable freedom in formulating their research projects. Students are accepted either through the Cognitive Neuroscience Program or the Developmental Program. Clinical applicants with research experience relevant to our work are also welcome to apply. For the degree requirements of each program and financial support, please check the main Graduate Studies webpage. All potential graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Fitneva in advance to discuss their research interests and learn about the current directions of the work in the lab. Applicants are encouraged to apply for external funding (e.g., OGS, CGS). If you are an international student, please note that prior experimental research experience is a must for joining our program.
We are always looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with our research both during the school year and the summer. 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 each term. To apply, please complete this Application Form (MS Word doc, 53 KB) and email it along with a resume, and a transcript to Dr. Stanka Fitneva. Summer funding may be available through the SWEP, USRF, and ASURF programs for Queen's students.
Undergraduate students can do a special direct course in the lab by enrolling in PSYC 299, 570, or 575. On average two undergraduates complete their honours theses in the lab each year.