Welcome to Social Development Lab

The Social Development Lab is part of the Developmental Psychology Area in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Take a moment to learn about who we are, why we are interested in children’s social and emotional development, and most importantly how you and your child can become involved in our studies. 

If you are interested in having your child take part in our studies or would like additional information please contact us, or complete this fillable form.


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Social Development Lab 2019 Newsletter!

Take a read of what we're up to, what we've done, and who we are! 

2019 SDL Newsletter

In the news:

Exciting new opportunities for studying children as they learn and interact with others in their everyday lives! 

Heather Henderson's research on shy children has been featured in “Waterloo Stories.”

Winter 2017 Newsletter

We have just released our Winter 2017 Newsletter. Take a moment to learn more about us and what we have been up to over the year.