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Early Childhood Interaction Lab

Prospective Sudents



Graduate Students               

Students interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree should apply to the Human Development program within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Please visit our department's website to learn more about degree options and application specific information. 

The Human Development Program has two specializations that students can choose, Developmental Science and Educational Psychology. Dr. Ramani is affiliated with both specializations and is accepting students in both areas. Students interested in working with Dr. Ramani or have questions about the program should contact her directly at


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate research assistants are a highly valued part of the ECI Lab. Undergraduate research assistants in the lab have opportunities to experience all aspects of the research process, from conducting interviews with children to entering and analyzing data. Other responsibilities could include recruitment of project participants, transcribing interactions between adults and children, and behavioral coding of children playing. Students also attend regular lab meetings to discuss research projects and journal articles.

Students can work in the lab for research credits in Human Development (EDHD 489 or EDHD 498) or join us as volunteers. Preference will be given to students who make a two semester commitment to working in the lab (Fall and Spring; Spring and Summer) and work 10 hours per week.

If you are interested in joining the research team as an undergraduate research assistant, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2020 class schedule to Also, please indicate available hours in the body of the email.