Child Cognition Lab

Welcome to the Child Cognition Lab!


We are interested in children’s and adults’ conceptions of people, animals, and objects. Some of our current research interests include:

  • Developmental change in children’s explanations of living and non-living natural phenomena
  • Children’s tool-use behavior and reasoning about human-made objects
  • How children learn social norms and cultural conventions
  • Cross-cultural differences and similarities in religion-relevant explanatory biases
  • Biology education in early elementary school children.


For more information about how to get involved, visit our  Information for Parents or Information for Students pages!
To see coverage of our work, check our Child Cognition Lab in the NEWS! page.

Want to participate?
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You may also call us at 617-358-1738
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Contact us

  • Email us
  • Give us a call (617) 358-1738
  • Visit us Room 157, 64 Cummington Mall Boston, MA 02215

Information for students

Want to volunteer?Bright and motivated undergraduate students who are creative, reliable, enthusiastic, and who enjoy working with children are encouraged to apply for a part time research assistant position! We also offer graduate internships.

Interested? Find out more!