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Thanks for your interest in the TAYA Lab! All information below was last updated in August 2020.

Prospective Graduate Students

Updated September 24, 2020: Thank you for your interest in the lab! I'm thrilled to be accepting applications for the University of Delaware Clinical Science (clinical psychology) Ph.D. program during the 2020-2021 admissions cycle (to begin Fall 2021). 


I began a new faculty position at the University of Delaware in June 2020. During the summer of 2020, the lab moved to UD from the University of Pittsburgh, including graduate students Annie Maheux and Savannah Roberts, and lab manager Brianna Ladd. 


Please check out our Research Projects page to learn what we’re working on. We’ll be updating this page during this fall as we start new projects at UD. You can also learn about the work of current grad student and post-baccalaureate trainees by visiting our Research Team page. In addition to the projects discussed on these pages, we're currently working on developing a new project focused on the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality in Black adolescent girls' and young women's lived experiences, with a focus on body image. 


If you apply to my lab through UD's admissions process, I will review your application carefully later this fall, once I receive your complete application. In reviewing applications, I conduct a holistic review. The ideal applicant to the TAYA Lab is passionate about one or more areas of our research, has research experience from the college and/or post-bacc years from a psychology lab, and has a fundamental interest in conducting research focused on teens and young adults that has real-world implications and impact. 


As you consider grad school options and work on your applications, I strongly recommend the professional development webpage of my own graduate school mentor, Mitch Prinstein at UNC Chapel Hill. Among many resources related to applying to grad school and careers in psychology, you’ll see a grad school application guide I wrote when I was a grad student in 2011. My lab is currently working on updating this guide and I’ll post it here soon! 


If you have questions that aren’t addressed on my website, you’re welcome to email me at That said, please know I will read all applications carefully, regardless of whether you contact me ahead of time. 


Good luck with your applications!

Undergraduate Students

We are happy to be accepting Research Assistant (RA) applications from University of Delaware undergraduates interested in joining the lab starting Spring 2021. Both research for academic credit (enrollment in PSYC 366/466) and volunteering RA positions are available.

To apply please submit your application here:

TAYA Lab in Fall 2019 when we were still at Pitt.

New photo hopefully to come soon, COVID-allowing! 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 2

Our team will review all applications submitted through this form. Selected students will be invited to complete an interview with the TAYA lab manager and/or graduate students. Based on that interview, selected students will then be invited to interview with Dr. C-B. If you are invited to join the lab and decide to join us, you will complete all clearances/trainings before beginning your work in the lab. Undergraduates who plan to receive academic credit will be enrolled in the appropriate research course no later than the second week of the student’s first semester in the lab.


If you submit an application through this form and do not receive an email confirming our receipt of your application within seven days, please send an email to lab manager Bri Ladd, Thank you for your interest in the TAYA Lab!

Other Employment & Volunteer Positions

As of Nov. 2020, the TAYA Lab does not have any open paid or volunteer positions. We do not anticipate having Spring 2021 openings for volunteer or paid employment for non-University of Delaware students. Please email TAYA lab manager Bri Ladd,, with any questions. Thank you!

University of Delaware

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Wolf Hall

105 The Green

Newark, DE 19716

(Operating remotely due to COVID-19)

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