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Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

mg_9796-624x416.jpg Getting involved in research is a great way to learn more about a topic that interests you. Research experience is also excellent preparation for graduate school. The Center for Early Cognition and Language is always looking for new undergraduate research assistants to help with our research. We need reliable, energetic students who are comfortable working with young children.

Students participate in many aspects of the research process including:

  • Designing experimental materials

  • Subject recruitment

  • Running experiments with children and adults

  • Coding children’s eye-movements and actions from video

rose_scott_and_emmett-5-624x416.jpg Students can volunteer in the lab, or they can enroll for undergraduate research credit (PSY 195) for up to 3 units. Students who enroll for credit in the Spring or Fall must work 3 hours a week per unit (i.e. 3 units = 9 hours per week). In the Summer, students work 6 hours per week per unit.

If you are interested in working in the lab, please contact Professor Rose Scott at for further information.


Opportunities for Graduate Students

Interested in graduate study at UC Merced? Visit the Psychology website and the Graduate Division website for more information on our graduate program and the application process. Please contact Professor Rose Scott if you are interested in pursuing graduate research at the Center for Early Cognition and Language. Professor Scott is not accepting graduate students for Fall 2023.