Join the Lab
The Social Cognitive Development Lab is growing, and we are recruiting people at all levels of experience to join the lab. Please see the research page for information about the types of current projects we have going in the lab that you might be interested in, or feel free to suggest a related topic of your own.
Are you interested in graduate study at the University of California Santa Barbara? The Social Cognitive Development Lab is currently accepting graduate students through the Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS) program. Please visit the PBS webpage to learn more about the graduate program here and the application process. If you share the research interests of the lab, and are interested in pursuing graduate research in the Social Cognitive Development Lab, please contact Dr. Zoe Liberman. Dr. Liberman can accept graduate students in either the Social Psychology or Development & Evolution Areas.
Developmental Psychology is a team science and the Social Cognitive Development Lab is always looking for interested and motivated undergraduates to join the team. We expect our undergraduates to be involved in all aspects of our research, including opportunities to create stimuli, recruit new families, test infant participants in the lab, test child participants in local museums and schools, analyze data, and even help formulate new research questions. Research assistants are expected to work for approximately 6-10 hours per week in the lab, which includes attending a weekly lab meeting. Research assistants can volunteer to work in the lab, or can receive class credit. Due to the amount of training needed, we require a two-quarter commitment. We hope research assistants will want to work even longer, and start their own independent projects! If you are interested in joining, please fill out the Research Assistant Application. We review applications when new positions open up in the lab, and we will reach out to you to schedule an interview if a space becomes available.