About Social Development Lab

Social Development Lab

The Social Development Lab is directed by Heather Henderson, Ph.D. an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. 

The overarching goal of the work done in our lab is to learn about how children relate to other children and understand their social world.  We use multiple assessment methods in our studies including direct observations of children’s interactions with adults and peers, parent- and self-report measures, and physiological recordings.

To get a sense of the types of things we study, check out the article Born Bashful which Heather Henderson Ph.D. was interviewed for!

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

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.