Kelemen – Psychology

Deborah Kelemen
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for Academic Credit, Undergraduate Research Assistant Position

The Child Cognition Lab, directed by Dr. Deb Kelemen, is currently seeking research assistants for the summer of 2013 and beyond who are interested in learning about and gaining experience with empirical research.
Our research is in the field of cognitive development, and it comprises a wide range of topics regarding beliefs about natural phenomena, purpose-based reasoning, reasoning about the biological world, and the processes by which people acquire social norms and cultural conventions. Our studies involve infants, children, and adults.
By working as a research assistant, you will gain a great deal of valuable experience. You will help to run experimental studies, learn how to code and enter data, recruit participants, and obtain first-hand exposure to other important research skills. You will attend weekly lab meetings with the entire lab in which you will discuss and critique relevant articles and learn about studies that are being conducted in the lab.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours/week for 10 weeks over the summer of 2013 and an interest in continuing with the lab through the fall semester.
If you are interested in a research assistant position, as a volunteer or for directed study credit, please fill out an application on our website. Please be sure to indicate whether you have any special skills such as a second language, artistic ability, database management, experience working with children etc. We will be conducting interviews shortly:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kristin Lees
Lab Manager
Child Cognition Lab, Boston University