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On April 13, members of the Cognitive Development Labs attended Daffodil Day – Kids Fest at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. Children played spring-themed number games while parents learned more about the Labs and received fun number game packets to take home. Thanks to all the families who stopped by!   Olivia Mason and Maddy Oswald […]

Family Math Night

On April 9th, members of the Cognitive Development Labs volunteered at the third annual Family Math Night at Edna C. Stevens Elementary School in Cromwell, CT. Preschool children and their families had a chance to play fun, research-based math games created by lab members and students from Dr. Shusterman’s research methods course. Thank you to […]

One year ago, the Cognitive Development Labs partnered with the Connecticut Science Center to create a Living Laboratory as part of an effort to bring child development research to the museum. Each weekend, undergraduate researchers from the Cognitive Development Labs visit the science center to talk about our research with families, and children can even […]

On July 19th, the Cognitive Development Labs attended the third-annual SLAC (Selective Liberal Arts Colleges) Cognitive Development mini-conference at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Faculty and research assistants from Wesleyan, Smith College, Barnard College, Williams College, and Wellesley College participated. Research assistants had the opportunity to present posters of their current projects:      Ziyue […]

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday?  Visit the Living Lab at the Connecticut Science Center!  The Cognitive Development Labs and the Connecticut Science Center have recently come together to engage visitors in child development research. Beginning in March, researchers from the Cognitive Development Labs will be on the fifth floor of the […]

A paper by former post-doc and current Visiting Assistant Professor, Mariah Schug, Anna Shusterman, Hilary Barth, and Associate Professor Andrea Patalano, “Minimal-group membership influences children’s responses to novel experience with group members”, was published in Developmental Science in January 2013. You can download the original publication as a PDF.

This summer, the Labs worked on a variety of ongoing and new research projects. Our undergraduate research assistants presented their projects at the annual campus-wide Hughes Summer Program Poster Session: Evaluating spatial bias in preschool-aged children – Jillian Roberts & Madeline Kidd (Advisor: Hilary Barth) Implementing and comparing models of estimation bias in “R” – […]

This year, we teamed up with Mattel to investigate the developmental benefits of playing with toys. We recently completed testing for the Power of Play project and want to thank all of the local families who participated! Please check out our Power Of Play Newsletter for more information about this study.

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