babyology Posted October 8, 2010 Share Posted October 8, 2010 Hi, I'm applying now for phd programs in developmental psychology, and I was just wondering if any of you are in the same boat. I'm trying to put together my short list of schools still, so if any of you have suggestions, I would love to hear them! I'm interested in development of theory of mind, parenting, emotion, and the intersection of those three subjects (ie the effect of parenting styles on theory of mind and emotional development). Honestly though, my interests extend beyond that to most social and cognitive development topics; I just think babies are fascinating! Right now, I'm most interested by some of the west coast schools: uw-seattle (repacholi, sommerville, meltzoff) and uc - berkeley (gopnik, etc) are my favorites at the moment. A couple of the other UC schools look intriguing (Davis, especially), but I've heard there's just no funding to be had in the UC system at the moment, even for top applicants. One of my friends got an offer for psych there last spring and they offered her a stipend of $17k (in Berkeley!!) for the first year with no guaranteed funding after that. She said it seemed like everyone in the department had outside funding.. The only reason berekely is still on my list is because Alison Gopnik seems so awesome. Also, I just took the GRE and did much better than I was thinking I would (790 Quant, 760 Verbal), so I'm feeling a little better about my chances... I'd love hear what you guys think! Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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