PhD positions in Psychology of Language – University of California, Santa Cruz
PhD positions in Psychology of Language University of California, Santa Cruz
Cognitive Psychology faculty studying language science at UC Santa Cruz seek applicants for PhD positions beginning in the fall of 2021.
The intERPrET lab, directed by Dr. Liv Hoversten, studies the neurocognitive basis of bilingual language processing. Current research focuses on bilingual language control, cues such as speaker identity and the surrounding language context, foreign accent processing, eye movements during reading, and comparing native and non-native reading. The lab primarily uses electrophysiology (EEG/ERP) and eye-tracking methods as well as behavioral methods for online data collection.
Research in the UCSC Mind and Brain Laboratory is directed by Dr. Megan Boudewyn and focuses on cognitive neuroscience studies of language, executive control and attention. Current research topics include attention lapsing during language comprehension, the intersection of executive control and language comprehension processes, and how impairments in these processes impact cognition in disorders such as schizophrenia. The lab uses a variety of cognitive neuroscience methods to study questions related to these and other topics, particularly electrophysiological methods (EEG/ERPs) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Interested applicants should apply to the PhD program in the Psychology Department at UC Santa Cruz. Find more information and the application at https://applygrad.ucsc.edu/apply/. The application deadline is December 10, 2020. We welcome applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
UC Santa Cruz is a world-class public research institution nestled in the redwood forests and meadows overlooking the California central coast. The university and the department place a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusion. PhD students are funded with a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and/or fellowships.