About Cognitive Development Lab

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Who are we and what do we do?

We are researchers within the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo.

We conduct studies on preschool and school-age children in order to better understand how children learn to interact effectively with those around them and what cognitive abilities they use to do so. 

All of our studies are designed like games so that children have fun. For the studies that are conducted in our lab, parents have the opportunity to observe their children’s participation from a one-way mirror, and are provided with ample opportunity to ask questions.

Current studies

We are currently running studies for children aged, 3.5 - 4.5 years and 8 - 10 years. View our current studies page for more information.

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