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The Cognition and Learning Center studies how our mind works and how it develops, such as how we understand concepts like “red,” “friend,” and “42.” We are located in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. We are also affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science.

As an undergraduate in my lab, you’ll gain invaluable experience with all aspects of psychological research – from study design and participant recruitment to data collection, analysis, and dissemination. My mentorship approach emphasizes hands-on learning, critical thinking, and professional development.

” I received top-notch training that provided me with various skills critical to being a well-rounded researcher. The lab is very warm and welcoming, which made the research process fun and exciting. I couldn’t have done it without Dr. Wang and the lab!” – Rahma Mbarki, PhD student at Boston University.

Everyone was so collaborative and supportive, and Jenny is the best advisor I could have ever hoped for in terms of preparing me to achieve my goals and genuinely supporting me as a person. The CALC lab was my home for 3 years, and I cannot stress enough how special it was to be a part of the team.” – Jasmine Yi, PhD student at Temple University.

We will be considering undergraduate research assistants and graduate students for the upcoming academic year. Read more about working with Dr. Wang here.

Get in touch if you are interested in joining our team!

Researcher interest form


Spring 2024: CALC is growing!


Summer 2023: Welcome new members of CALC!


Spring 2023: Find us at the Liberty Science Center!


Fall 2022: Lab Lunch at Woody’s!


April 2022: Our first in person lab meeting!


Spring 2022: Hopefully we will see you in person soon!


Fall 2021: Welcome new members of CALC!


Summer 2021: What an exciting group!


Spring 2021: Welcome new members of CALC!


Fall 2020: Our first CALC team!