Join Our Lab!

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab is committed to supporting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from differing backgrounds, including but not limited to age, body size, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, Indigenous peoples, language of origin, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, parenting status, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We demonstrate our commitment through training and research.

Honours Students

If you are a psychology major and you're interested in doing an honours thesis and conducting research in child development in our lab, please contact Dr. Susan Graham during the winter semester prior to start time.



Graduate Students

We are accepting students interested in completing their Masters and/or Doctoral degree(s) in either experimental psychology or clinical psychology. Please contact Dr. Susan Graham.


Volunteer Opportunity – 2021-2022 Fall & Winter Semesters

Due to COVID-19, our lab will remain closed for the academic year until further notice.


The Language and Cognitive Development Lab will be seeking several psychology students who wish to gain volunteer experience. The position will involve babysitting siblings of participants who come into our lab for research studies. Previous experience is not necessary but applicants must be comfortable interacting with young children (birth-10 years) and their families. The time commitment required for this position will vary week to week, depending on the number of research participants scheduled in the lab, however applicants must be able to offer 4-5 hours per week. Interested applicants can submit a brief statement of interest, along with their expected availability, via email to

Contact Us

Language and Cognitive Development Lab is located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary in the Administration Building, Room 221 (AD 221).

P: (403) 220-4955 | E: | 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary AB, T2N 1N4