Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with Dr. Crump should apply to the Cognition, Language, and Development training area in the Psychology Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center of CUNY. The deadline for applications December 1st, 2016. You can apply directly here. Learn more about the Cognition, Language, and Development training area here. Interested applicants should also email Dr. Crump to introduce themselves and their research interests.
Research experience for Brooklyn College students
We are always looking for students (undergraduate or master’s) who are interested in human cognition (how people think, learn, remember, attend, etc.), and who want to gain research experience by learning computational techniques for running experiments and analyzing data.
All students interested in joining the lab should first complete this entry assignment, which consists of writing a short computer program. The entry assignment takes a little bit of time and effort. Research takes a lot of time and effort, and completing the assignment will show us that you are motivated to spend time on research. More important, the assignment will help you decide if you will enjoy working on research problems in the lab. If you enjoy the process of completing the assignment, then we think you will look forward to working on research problems in the lab. You should also read some of the lab publications to see if you are interested in the research questions we are asking.
Course credit for Research and Honor’s Theses
Most students who join the lab enroll in research classes so that they receive course credit as they gain research experience in the lab. If you are interested in taking one of the courses, please complete the entry assignment above, and then email Dr. Crump about availability. The classes include:
- Psych 2001-4 Laboratory Experience (3 credits each)
- Psych 5001-4 Independent Research (3 credits each)
The Laboratory Experience courses are intended for students who are new to research, and the Independent Research courses are for more senior students. They are each one semester long, and involve conducting research in the lab and writing a research report as a final project.
Several students have completed honor’s theses in the lab (see here for departmental requirements). An honor’s thesis consists of two semesters of Independent Research (e.g., Psych 5001 and 5002) and culminates in writing a thesis covering the research conducted over the year. The honor’s thesis option is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing research in a Ph.D. program following undergraduate studies. The honor’s thesis is a major commitment in time and effort for everyone involved, so students who complete honor’s theses in the lab are usually already members of the lab and have previous research experience in the lab (e.g., have taken Psyc 2001 with Dr. Crump). So, if you are interested in research you should plan to get involved as early as possible.
Recent research projects completed in the lab.
|2016||Niles Uy||A twofold investigation into the nature of dual-task interference||Honor’s Thesis|
|2016||Ana Sanchez||EEG and learning to type on a novel keyboard||REU program|
|2015||Shawn Lauzon||Escape from the canyon: an objective measure of insight through convergent and divergent thinking||Independent Study|
|2015||Rebecca Colon||Resource Demands of a Dual-Task Disrupts Skilled Typing||REU program|
|2015||Elena Dominguez||Explaining the list-wide proportion congruent effect||MARC program|
|2014||Michael Blecher||False-recognition by test-induced priming for non-studied lists||Independent Study|
|2014||Elena Dominguez||Reliability and precision of basic and manipulated flanker tasks||Independent Study|
|2014||Niles Uy||Is the flanker task reliable?||Independent Study|
|2013||Emily Paolillo||The role of explicit and implicit knowledge in typing skill||Honor’s Thesis|
|2013||Esthena Brutten||Online investigations of contextual interference in motor learning||Independent Study|
|2013||Esthena Brutten||Proportion congruent manipulations on Amazon’s mechanical Turk||Honor’s thesis|
|2016||Ashot Balayan||Subjective Confidence in the Evaluations of Typing Speed:Testing the Self-Consistency Model||Master’s Thesis|
|2016||Michelle Villavicencio||Aesthetic Preference in Dance Movement: Motor Fluency and the Mere Exposure Effect||Master’s Thesis|