Social Development & Learning Lab

Welcome to the Social Development and Learning Lab!

sdll01Our research focuses on how children come to understand the social world.  We conduct cognitive and behavioral experiments with children from 2 to 12 years of age. We study things such as cooperation and competition, ownership and private property, fairness and other social norms, and learning through imitation and communication. Often we have children interact in fun, game-like situations with peers or parents. For more information on specific research areas, click here.

We are always looking for participants!  If you are a parent and interested in having your child participate, please click here.

If you are a student who is interested in joining the lab, please click here.

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Contact Us

  • Email us sdll@bu.edu
  • Give us a call (617) 358-7236
  • Visit us Room 118, 64 Cummington Mall Boston, MA 02215

Information for Students

Want to volunteer?We hire volunteer and directed study students for each semester. We're looking for responsible, energetic students with a passion for research! Help us run studies, interact with parents and participants, enter data, and more.

Interested? Find out more!