Cognition and Development

Cognitive and Developmental Sciences (CDS) is one of two tracks in our Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program (also see Vision and Hearing Sciences).

The Cognitive and Developmental Sciences track in the Experimental Psychology Program includes a variety of basic, clinical, and applied research areas in various aspects of cognition and development. A broad plan of coursework provides each student with a solid foundation in modern research psychology. Specialty courses permit students to become expert in the content and techniques of their selected areas of research. Coursework is combined with laboratory training in research. A student's graduate training will depend in part on whom they choose as a graduate mentor.

Please note: We do not have a master's degree program.


For general questions about the program or application process:

Contact Experimental Psychology Program Coordinator:Ms. Maggie Leahy , (502) 852-4364

For specific questions about the program:

Contact Director, Experimental Psychology PhD Program: Dr. Cara Cashon

For questions about whether a faculty mentor is accepting students:

Please contact the faculty member directly (see list to the right)