Learning and Development Lab

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Psychology Department
Faculty Name: 
Viridiana Benitez
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Spanish speaking, Psychology Majors, child care skills, coding skills

Closing Date: 
August 30, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Psychology Building Room 176 on Tempe Campus
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The brand new Learning and Development Lab at ASU is seeking motivated undergraduate students to join us in studying young children’s learning, language acquisition, and cognitive development. More information about our lab and research can be found at https://www.learndevlab.org/
We work with monolingual and bilingual children ages 6 months to 7 years and with young adults. Our studies are conducted using a variety of methods, including eye-tracking, naturalistic observation, and short games on the computer or tablet. These studies are conducted in the lab, at preschools, and at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
We seek students who are available 9 hours a week, can commit to two semesters, have experience in working with children and families, and are self-motivated team players. Proficiency in English and Spanish and strong computer skills are a plus.
Responsibilities will include scheduling and testing child participants, coding infant behavior online and from videos, participating in lab meetings discussing scientific articles, and organizing and running recruitment events to invite families to participate in our research. Students will gain valuable research experience by engaging in all aspects of the research process while connecting with children and families in the community.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

To apply, please send resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and a brief statement of why you are interested in joining the lab to Cassandra Leedom, csleedom@asu.edu