A primary objective of the Sub-plan in Cognition is to prepare graduate students for further academic training at the doctoral level in cognition. Students who complete the program will be competitive for application to doctoral programs in cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, psychological science, experimental psychology, experimental psychopathology, quantitative psychology, human development, neuropsychology, and others. Students who complete this sub-plan would also be able to pursue careers at the MA level in research settings.
Cognition Sub-Plan Requirements
Students in the Cognition Sub-plan must (a) complete all requirements of the Psychological Science track of the Psychology MA Program, (b) take the core content course in Cognition (PSY 6110), (c) complete a research thesis in this area and be supervised by a relevant faculty member, and (d) participate in sub-plan activities such as colloquia.
Cognition Sub-Plan Faculty
Frederick L. Coolidge, PhD, (Sub-Plan Coordinator): Cognitive Archaeology, Evolution of Cognition and Language
Hasker Davis, PhD: Lifespan Working Memory and Executive Functions
Lori James, PhD: Language, Memory, and Cognition
Mike Kisley, PhD: Neurophysiology of Cognition
Molly Maxfield, PhD: Social Cognition