Our research team studies how children learn in the laboratory and in the classroom. We are particularly interested in understanding how cognitive and environmental factors shape children’s development and learning.
Ongoing projects in the lab include the examination of individual differences in the development of attention regulation and executive function and how these factors influence children’s learning outcomes. Other projects include investigation of how learning environments and instructional materials can be optimized to promote attention and learning. The Child Development Lab also studies how children’s language development influences children’s ability to reason about categories.