Social Development and Learning Lab


Our research focuses on how children understand the social world. We conduct cognitive and behavioral experiments with children ages 2 to 12. Our studies focus on children’s beliefs and behaviors related to fairness, altruism, cooperation, competition, ownership, private property, and learning. In most studies, children interact in fun, game-like scenarios with peers or parents.

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Contact Us

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  • 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.

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