Join Our Team

We encourage students with interests/experience in any areas of our research to apply to work in our lab.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in joining our lab, please fill out the RESEARCH ASSISTANT APPLICATION and send an email to dem-lab@illinois.edu with the following subject header: “DEML – UGRA/MA Application – [Your Last Name]”.

Prospective Masters Students

Masters theses in our lab will consist of conducting replications of foundational research in developmental psychology by implementing those studies in an online, unmoderated format. Students will thus gain experience in both foundational concepts in developmental psychology, as well as the implementation of novel methods. Students with experience or interest in Unity or C# software are especially encouraged to apply. If this sounds like you, please fill out the MASTERS INTEREST FORM and send an email to dem-lab@illinois.edu with the following header: “DEML – Masters Student – [Your Last Name]”. NOTE: The general interest form is not an official application; you will still need to submit an official application with the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois.

Prospective PhD Students

FOR THE 2023-2024 APPLICATION CYCLE: We will consider applications for PhD students who are specifically interested in conducting research using novel technology and media to understand and address the development of racial bias, prejudice, and discrimination as it unfolds in the United States of America. In their research and personal statements, applicants should identify the specific aspects of racial bias, prejudice, and/or discrimination that they seek to examine as well as their plan for leveraging technology and media to do so.

If you are interested in joining our lab, please fill out the GRADUATE INTEREST FORM and send an email to dem-lab@illinois.edu with the following header: “DEML – PhD Student – [Your Last Name]”. NOTE: The general interest form is not an official application; you will still need to submit an official application with the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois.

Application Information

Information on applying to the Psychology Masters program at UIUC: LINK

Information on applying to the Psychology PhD program at UIUC: LINK

Information about the Developmental Psychology area at UIUC: LINK

General information/advice for about being in PhD programs (collected by Ya’el Courtney): LINK

General information/advice for about applying to PhD programs (collected by Ya’el Courtney): LINK