Graduate Students

Graduate student with study subject

If you are interested in joining the Gunnar Lab, please email Dr. Gunnar at For more information about the Child Psychology PhD program in the Institute of Child Development, see the future graduate students page on the ICD website.

Advising expectations

Learn more about what to expect as a graduate student in the Gunnar Lab. Dr. Gunnar outlines what you can expect from her as an advisor/mentor and provides an overview of her expectations of students in the developmental psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota.

Please note that Dr. Gunnar is phasing into retirement and is no longer taking on new Ph.D. students as their primary advisor; however, she is available to co-advise. 

Read Dr. Gunnar’s advising expectations.