students, both graduate and undergraduate, have worked in the Infant
and Child Temperament Lab. Students generally come to the lab to learn
about how research is designed and implemented. Undergraduate responsibilities
generally include interacting with infants and children during lab procedures,
operating audiovisual equipment, inputting data, and coding DVDs of
infants, children, and parents. Many of our students have conducted
studies of their own using an existing dataset, usually for their Honors
Research experience is valuable for any student, and is especially helpful for those planning to go on to graduate school. All students in the sciences may gain important research skills by helping with our projects; in addition, students interested in development or pediatric medicine may benefit from observing infants and children in the process. Beyond academic opportunities, the Infant and Child Temperament Lab is also an excellent place to meet other students and staff, make friends, and have fun.
students who would like to be involved in our research can earn 2-3
credits of independent study. The requirements include 6-9 hours of
lab responsibilities per week and attendance at weekly lab meetings.