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Dr. Pruden is recruiting new graduate students to start the Developmental Science Ph.D. program in Fall 2021! If you are interested in the development of language and spatial abilities in preschool aged children, please contact Dr. Pruden to learn more about her research, the graduate program at FIU and living in South Florida! Applications are due December 1, 2021.

The PLSD lab is currently seek a talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. To apply, please email Dr. Pruden at sdick@fiu.edu with cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative publications and 3 names of referees.

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PLSD's post-bac student Carlos Desme presents his research examining direct and indirect effects of spatial activity, spatial anxiety and confidence on sex differences in mental rotation at SSHD and CDS conferences.

Congratulations to PLSD graduate student, Nelcida Garcia, on winning the Cognitive Development Society Diversity Award!

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Congratulations to Dr. Pruden for winning the 2019-2020 FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) Research Award.

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Dr. Pruden received a 2 million dollar NICHD R01 grant, with Dr. Reeb-Sutherland, to study individual differences in children's spatial abilities using MRI and eyblink conditioning.

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Congratulations to PLSD graduate student LaTreese Hall who was awarded a competitive 2-year FIU University Graduate School Diversity fellowship!

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Check out our newest PLSD lab publication with Vanessa Vieites, Anna Shusterman and Bethany Reeb-Sutherland: Using Hippocampal-Dependent Eyeblink Conditioning to Predict Individual Differences in Spatial Reorientation Strategies in 3- to 6-Year-Olds, https://rdcu.be/bG5qu

Dr. Pruden has a new publication in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology entitled "Intersensory redundancy promotes infant detection of prosodic changes in infant-directed speech."

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The PLSD lab welcomes LaTreese Hall who will join our lab in Fall 2019 as a doctoral student in the Developmental Science program!

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