Welcome!

DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING LAB

We are a developmental psychology lab at the University of Waterloo. Our research focuses on cognitive development in infants and children under the age of seven.

 
 
Rory playing with toy

What we do

We design “puppet shows” for infants and games and stories for young children. Then we examine how they engage with these things by seeing what infants like to look at and how children solve our games and think about our stories to better understand how they learn.

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Example looking time study

The researchers in our lab are interested in how infants and children learn. We examine classic topics in cognitive and developmental psychology, such as how children learn about physical objects, causality, probability and numeracy, and how they learn about other people. Our methods involve looking paradigms, eye tracking, and choice tasks.

 
 

Get Involved

The work in our lab would not be possible without the many students and parents involved in our research. If you are interested in getting involved with the lab, please click the appropriate button for more information. 

For students

If you are an undergraduate student or a prospective graduate student looking to do research in the lab, click the link above for more information. 

For parents

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of three months and six years old, and want to learn more about our research, click the link above for more information.