PhD Program at Vanderbilt University
The new Cognition in Context group in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University is accepting applicants with interests in language to its PhD program in the Psychological Sciences. Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Duane Watson are actively recruiting students. The language research group focuses on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of everyday cognition including ongoing projects on language development, conversation, speech and prosody, gesture, sentence processing, reading and literacy, and theory of mind. This research group uses a variety of behavioral methods, including referential communication tasks, eye-tracking and visual world paradigms, research with patient populations, and reading experiments in Nashville Metro schools. There are rich collaborations with researchers in allied fields including Melissa Duff and Stephen Wilson in the Department of Hearing and Speech Science at VU Medical Center and Emily Galloway in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, TN, also known as “Music City, U.S.A.”. From serving as home to the nation’s largest Kurdish population to being named America’s friendliest city for three years in a row, Nashville is a metropolitan city that proudly exudes all of the charm and hospitality one expects from a Southern capital, and includes vibrant food, music, outdoors, and arts scenes.
The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission is December 1. Applicants to the program can go to the following link for more information: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/