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The Language and Cognition Lab welcomes undergraduate and graduate students with interests in psycholinguistics (e.g., language and communicative development, bilingualism, and the relation between language and thought), theory of mind and social cognition (e.g., social learning, information gathering, social networks), and memory development. We aim to incorporate diversity into our research and welcome students of all backgrounds, academic programs, and skillsets. Read our Team page to see the type of work our current students are doing!
Graduate students are generally accepted either through the Cognitive Neuroscience Program or the Developmental Program. Clinical applicants with research experience relevant to our work are also welcome to apply. All potential graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Fitneva in advance to discuss their research interests and learn about the current directions of the work in the lab. Applicants are encouraged to apply for external funding (e.g., OGS, CGS). If you are an international student, please note that prior research experience is a must for joining our program. For the degree requirements of each program and financial support, please check the main Graduate Studies webpage.
If you have questions about being a graduate student in our lab, contact Kat, our current graduate student!
We are always looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to volunteer in our lab both during the school year and the summer. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the research process - designing the experiments, creating the stimuli, running the participants, and compiling the data. A minimal commitment of 8 hours per week is expected for a minimum of one school year. To apply, please complete this Application Form (MS Word doc, 53 KB) and email it along with a resume and a transcript to Dr. Fitneva. Summer funding may be available through the SWEP, USSRF, and ASURF programs for Queen's students.
Undergraduate students can also do a honours thesis (PSYC 501), or a special directed lab course (PSYC 299/570/575) in the lab. Typically, one or two students complete a thesis in the lab each year.
If you have questions about volunteering or completing an undergraduate research project in our lab, contact Hannah or Lauren, two of our current undergraduate students!