The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children’s sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants’ and children’s prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants’ attention to social events, infants’ active choices of social partners, infants’ use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).
Duties may include:
– Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
– Assisting with stimuli design and creation
– Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab
– Coding and analyzing data
– Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings
– Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field
– Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 10 weeks
– Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
– Experience working with children
If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31st, 2017. Please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/) for more information about the lab.