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.

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  • Visit us Room 157, 64 Cummington Mall Boston, MA 02215

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