The Cognition & Development Program curriculum is designed to instill an interdisciplinary appreciation of basic issues in cognition and psychology as a whole from the perspective of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, and cognitive science.
Students in the Cognition and Development program are required to complete nine (9) courses, specifically:
2 core seminars in Cognition and Development (C&D I and II)
2 stats/methods courses
3 Advanced seminars in C&D
1 Breadth requirement (taken either outside the program or outside the Psychology Department)
1 Teaching Practicum
Students also enroll each semester in:
Cognition & Development Seminar—faculty, students and post-docs meet every other week to hear about a recent research project by a student or faculty member. Speakers include program members, other psychology department faculty, other faculty at Emory, and visitors from other universities. Receptions after the presentations allow program members the opportunity to interact informally on a regular basis.
Research Groups—clusters of students, faculty, and post-docs interested in particular topics or issues meet weekly to discuss ongoing or recently completely projects and current issues or problems. Current research groups include the Language Group, the fMRI group, the Memory, Stress, Trauma and Coping Group, and the Embodied Cognition group.