Friday, July 10, 2015

New postdoc opportunity

(Update as of September, 2015: Position is now filled.)

My lab, the Language and Cognition Lab in the Psych Department at Stanford, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for a new project.

Parents are increasingly bombarded with information about how they should parent, often in terse formats like public service messages, brief videos, or even texts. But what do they take away from these messages? To answer this question, we're starting a new project on the pragmatics of communicating about parenting. Drawing on research in pedagogy, cognitive development, pragmatics, and social cognition, we will investigate what parents with different backgrounds learn from parenting messages, and how these messages affect their interactions with their children. Within this general framework there will be substantial room for developing an independent research program. 

We anticipate that this work will involve experiments with both adults and children. Start date is flexible (though fall would be preferred); the position is for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal. For more information about the lab, see our website at

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter including the names of three references, a CV, and a PDF of a paper that you feel represents your best work to Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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