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Welcome to the lab!

For Interested Families:

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at 530-754-4575, ucd.memorydevelopmentlab@gmail.com or fill out our form by clicking HERE!

Upon your arrival, one of our friendly lab members will invite you to have a seat and introduce you to our facility here at the Center for Mind and Brain. http://madlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/87/2014/06/a.jpg
Games and Paperwork


While parents go over paperwork, a research assistant interacts with the children through a game of their choice. Research assistants take this time to interact with the children so that they are comfortable during the study session.
Study Sessions: Children at Work
After our first game, children are invited into either the Shrek room or the Monsters Inc. room. Their participation typically involves interaction with a computer and our friendly lab members. Children participate at their own pace and are encouraged to take breaks when needed. Our sessions are fun and flexible. http://madlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/87/2015/06/shrek1.jpg
All done! PRIZES!

After the completion of each session, children are rewarded for their participation. Rewards include fun prizes (books, small toys, or stickers), gift cards (Old Navy, Toys r Us, Barnes and Noble), or monetary compensation.


Interested in joining the MaD Lab?


Graduate Students:

If you are interested in joining our lab while pursuing a PhD in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology please contact 
Simona Ghetti.
Links to Information about our graduate program:

Graduate School Handbook

Graduate Forms


Undergraduate Students:


Our lab is always looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience! Research Assistants are trained to work hand in hand with graduate students to conduct developmental research. Undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology are encouraged to apply.
 Undergraduate research assistants earn Psychology 199 course credits. Successful applicants are required to commit a minimum of 3 units of credits per quarter (~ 9 hr/week) for at least two quarters.  Links and Information:


Application for Research Assistantship


For further information please contact:
Elliott Johnson
Graduate Student
530 754 4575