Welcome to the Cognitive Development Lab at Tufts University!

Our lab’s goal is to better understand how children learn about the physical and social world – about the objects they play with, the people they learn from, and how both interact in their everyday life.  Much of our current research focuses on how children learn about cause and effect.  By measuring how long children watch short scenes, how they play with novel toys, and how they talk about events, we hope to better understand how their representations and beliefs about the world around them change in early childhood.

Please explore our website to learn more about the kind of projects we’re working on, what we’ve done in the past, and how to join our research team!