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Prospective graduate students

If you're interested in joining the lab, please get in touch (julian.jara-ettinger[at] Prospective graduate students can join the lab through Yale's Psychology or Computer Science graduate programs. Students with a background in computer science and/or math are especially encouraged to apply. Students interested in joining the lab through the Computer Science program should also have significant overlap with primary faculty in the department.

Undergraduate students

Yale undergraduates Yale undergraduates can join the lab doing research for credit, work study, or as a senior thesis. Please contact Madison Flowers ( if you are interested or if you want to learn more.

Undergraduates at other institutions Undergraduate students who are not at Yale can join the lab through Yale's SURF program, CBMM's summer program, or Yale's ESI-PREP postbac program. All of these programs include funding during your stay. Please contact Madison Flowers first if you are interested in these opportunities.

2018 Summer Internship We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate firsthand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.
Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February.