Research

Current Research

Language and Cognitive Development in Childhood

Austin Thought Lab, Department of Psychology – Understanding how children think about objects, numbers, time, colors, and cause-and-effect relationships, and how they learn language related to these concepts

Past Research

Goodness Gracious Study

Imagination & Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology – Understanding how children interpret the thoughts and emotions of others

Serial Box Study

Cognition, Culture and Development Lab, Department of Psychology – Examining how children solve tasks and use information provided by adults

Artifact Study

Cognition, Culture and Development Lab, Department of Psychology – Examining the effect of observing a tool used in a ritual context on children’s perceived instrumental function of the tool

Families of Four

Sarah Murphy, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences – Developing and validating an observational coding system to understand how families function after the birth of a second child

Acquisition of English Past Tense in Bilingual Children

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders – Profiling and comparing English past tense marking systems in two simultaneous bilingual groups relative to their English monolingual counterparts

Parenting and Children’s Sexuality Development

Diana Orozco-Lapray, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences – Exploring the degree to which parents (a) are aware of their child’s emerging sexuality and (b) consider physical and sexuality education during the early years of parenthood

Ritual Study

Cognition, Culture and Development Lab, Department of Psychology – Examining how the cost of entry into a group affects children’s willingness to co-operate with in-group and out-group members, as well as their commitment to in-group values

Peer Belief Revision Study

Cognition, Culture and Development Lab, Department of Psychology – Examining the development of imitation and the mechanisms of imitation as they relate to learning in individual and group settings