For Students: Graduates
Students who are interested in pursuing graduate training with Dr. Boseovski and/or Dr. Marcovitch are encouraged to contact us directly via email to express interest. Students must apply formally to the program via the Graduate School at UNCG. Below, we provide: (a) specific information about graduate studies in the DUCK Lab, and (b) general information about our psychology graduate program at UNCG.
(a) Developmental Psychology in the DUCK Lab
A variety of research opportunities
We study a variety of topics in social and cognitive development, including trait attribution, theory of mind, stereotyping and prejudice, peer relations, selective social learning, memory and rule use, conscious control, and executive functioning. Although most of our work addresses basic research questions, we also have some applied interests.
Learn about our research collaboration with the Greensboro Science Center →
Given our broad range of interests, students have considerable flexibility in terms of choosing an area of research to pursue, and we encourage all of our students to develop multiple research interests.
Excellent facilities and strong support for research
We have a highly productive laboratory with multiple testing rooms for in-house data collection. In addition, we have strong links to community preschools, child care centers and schools. Our lab manager helps our graduate students to recruit their participants, and we also offer our graduate students the opportunity to involve and mentor undergraduate students as research assistants.
Mentorship model of graduate studies
We follow a mentor-apprentice model in which we foster the development of students’ skills through regular student-advisor meetings. Over time, students gain an increasing level of independence that culminates in the development of their own unique program of research. This type of training serves to prepare students well for academic or applied positions.
(b) Graduate Studies in Psychology at UNCG
A collaborative environment
In general, we are a highly collaborative department and several of our developmental faculty and students participate in joint research projects.
Learn more about our Experimental Child Psychology Research Interest Group →
The department provides graduate students with a dynamic and intellectually stimulating research environment via colloquia, regular ‘brown bag’ lunch series in development and cognition, prestigious lectures such as the internationally recognized Kendon Smith Lecture Series, and ties to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG. UNCG houses the Center for Youth, Family and Community Service Partnerships, and several of our faculty are affiliated with the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. In recognition that we are unique and unparalleled among local educational institutions in our strong developmental emphasis, the university has also recently established the Child and Family Research Network, which will unite researchers from several centers and departments across the university to enhance our resources and encourage collaborations.
In addition to gaining valuable applied research skills, working at the DUCK Lab also offers a means for social connection. In addition to day-to-day interaction within the lab, we also make a point to enjoy time socially outside of the lab. One of our favorite ways to relax and unwind at the end of a busy semester is to enjoy treats at local bakery Maxie B's.