If you are planning on attending graduate school in Psychology and are interested in autobiographical memory, the Life Story Lab offers a number of opportunities to reach your professional goals, including:
Mentorship / Professional Development
As a graduate student in the Life Story Lab, Dr. Bluck will serve as your primary mentor. As a mentor, she allows you to pursue your own research interests within and around adult development and/or autobiographical memory, while providing you with appropriate guidance and constructive feedback. Dr. Bluck is very knowledgeable in the field of social cognition and adult development and is well published. She encourages students to get involved in the research process early by beginning to publish with her, and attending as well as presenting Life Story Lab research at national and international conferences.
Network of Colleagues and Funding
Undergraduate Research Team
As a graduate student, you will have a team of undergraduate research assistants to help you with your dissertation and other research. Our research assistants are amenable to helping with all aspects of research, from literature reviews to testing participants. They are dedicated and productive, and in turn, aid you to be more productive. In addition, having an undergraduate research team allows you to develop your own mentoring skills for eventually setting up your own research laboratory.
In the Life Story Lab, we treat each other as colleagues. This allows you the opportunity to express your opinions in an open environment and to learn from the opinions of your colleagues, consequently making your day-to-day graduate experience more enjoyable and beneficial.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Bluck. More information about graduate training is also available through the Department of Psychology.