Undergraduate Research Assistants

Prospective Students

The Cognitive Development Lab may admit new students at the start of each semester.  Students may work in the lab for Psychology 4998 course credit or as a volunteer. For every 3 hrs a week student works in the lab, they will be eligible for 1 Psych 4998 course credit (ex. 6 hrs a week would equal 2 Psych 4998 credits). Students who participate in 4998 research are from a wide array of majors including psychology, linguistics, and pre-med.  Students working in the lab are involved in a variety of research activities such as recruiting subjects, maintaining a participant database, running studies with undergraduate participants, interacting with parents and children, and using eye-tracking technology.  Additional research opportunities are available to students who make a greater commitment to the lab and demonstrate responsibility as a member of the lab.  We encourage undergraduates to be actively involved in the intellectual life of the lab, and to that end we have various workshops in which students can learn graduate school application tips, interview techniques, and scientific reading and writing skills.  To see if the lab would be a good fit for your research interests, please read about our current research and check out our recent publications before applying.

We are currently looking for students to join our lab for the Fall ’24 semester and onwards. If you are interested in applying, please contact our Lab Manager, Michaela Miller, miller.9171@osu.edu. Please attach your course schedule and resume/CV to your e-mail to apply, and fill out our interest form (linked). (updated 7/8/24)

Current Students

If you are a current undergraduate RA and need to update your paperwork, please go to the following site:
Student Website