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In-depth Interview with Carlee DeYoung

"My experience in the Lindenwood University Psychology department was such a crucial part of my development as a student and researcher."

Where are you from?

I am from Defiance, MO and I graduated from Francis Howell High School.

How did your experience in the psychology department at Lindenwood help you in your postgraduate studies/career path?

My experience in the Lindenwood University Psychology department was such a crucial part of my development as a student and researcher. Now being at a larger institution, I realize the true caliber of experience I was so fortunate to receive at Lindenwood. My professors knew me, they wanted me to succeed, they helped me engage with material at a deeper level, and when opportunities presented themselves, they encouraged me to take them.

What did you do immediately after graduating from Lindenwood?

Immediately after I graduated, I continued to work as a research assistant at the memory and complex learning laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, where I began to collect data on my own proposed project.  I began working there initially as an undergraduate research practicum student from Lindenwood.

Please tell us a little more about your current research.

My current research is aimed at exploring how factors of presentation (i.e. picture size, sequence, study schedule, features available for study, etc.) during category learning affect people’s learning of those categories, but also their own perceptions of their learning. I hope to continue my research and further the body of research on the metacognition of category and concept learning.

What advice do you have for current and prospective students?

I have three pieces of advice for current and prospective students:  1) Get involved in departmental clubs; 2) Go meet with your professors sooner rather than later; and 3) There are many opportunities such as practicum experience, research opportunities, conference participation and presentation options, but you may never know about them unless you ask – so don’t be shy and take the initiative to ASK!

 

If you would like to get in touch with Carlee, please contact Dr. Michiko Nohara-LeClair.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301