Eleanor Myers

Research Assistant at Princeton University


Research Methods, Child Development


Psychology Undergraduate, Princeton University


Eleanor Myers is a senior psychology major at Princeton University.  She studies language development as a research assistant in the Princeton Baby Lab, currently working on her senior thesis titled “Social Cue Usage in Naturalistic Play: Caregivers of Normal-Hearing Infants vs. Caregivers of Infants with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss.”

Eleanor is interested in how atypical child populations learn language, and how social cues and interactions can aid in language development.  She hopes to pursue these topics through a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology after graduating from Princeton.

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant at the Princeton Baby Lab at Princeton University (Feb. 2021 – Present): Worked with lab general tasks, including recruitment and correspondence with participants, running studies, and coding videos. Worked on a project investigating how caregivers provide non-verbal cues to help their children learn new words during natural play sessions. Worked on a project investigating how caregivers and children actively contribute to word learning.
  • Research Assistant at the Developing Minds Lab at Boston University (Summer 2022): Worked on lab general tasks, including recruitment and correspondence with participants. Led the design of an experiment exploring how three and four-year-old children reason about multiple, mutually exclusive possible objects. Ran studies on the concept of possibility in three- and four-year-olds in the lab and the Museum of Science in Boston, MA.
  • Summer Intern at the High Meadows Environmental Institute (Summer 2020)
  • Research Assistant at the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory (Summer 2018)
  • Counselor at Princeton Day School Summer Programs (Summers 2017-19 & 2021)
  • Nursery Caregiver at Blawenburg Reformed Church (Apr. 2018 – Aug. 2019)
  • Volunteer at University NOW Day Nursery (Spring 2019)
  • Volunteer at the Watershed Institute (School Year 2017-18)


  • Princeton University Class of 2023 – Psychology Major