Position: Graduate Student

Lab Name: Lab for the Developing Mind

Supervisor: Sammy Perone

Closing Date: December 1, 2019



The Lab for the Developing Mind at Washington State University invites Ph.D. applicants for our interdisciplinary doctoral program in Prevention Science (see below for more details). The lab is housed in the Department of Human Development and led by Sammy Perone. The lab uses EEG and behavioral methodologies to investigates the brain and behavioral basis of self-regulatory processes from infancy to emerging adulthood. The lab has several ongoing collaborations, including with Dr. Maria Gartstein in the Department of Psychology and Dr. Elizabeth Weybright in the Department of Human Development. Incoming Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to join collaborative studies investigating the early emergence of top-down regulation from infancy to early childhood and emotion regulatory processes in adolescents and emerging adults. The lab focuses on basic research with a eye toward application and translation. Contact Sammy Perone at for more information.


Are you interested in how to use science to solve real-world social, emotional, and behavioral health problems? If you answered "Yes," Washington State University’s unique, interdisciplinary, and cutting-edge doctoral training program in Prevention Science can help you get there.


Applications for the program will be reviewed starting December 1, 2019.


To help you learn more about the program, we are hosting two live webinars where you can ask faculty, students, and our alumni about the program:


  • Tuesday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Friday, November 15 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST


Email Sammy Perone at for details about these upcoming webinars.


Prevention Science is an interdisciplinary field that applies basic research on individuals, families, and their communities to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of scientifically based programs to promote the physical, social, and psychological well-being of individuals and their families. Students in our program are trained to:


  • Conduct basic research on risk and protective factors;
  • Design research-based prevention programs, practices, and policies;
  • Evaluate programs under natural and controlled conditions; and
  • Make recommendations for social policy and the improvement of existing programs.