Summer ’12 at the Labs

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” – … Read more

Sullivan & Barth Publication

A paper by lab alum Jess Sullivan ’08 and Hilary Barth, “Active (not passive) spatial imagery primes temporal judgments”, was published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology in June 2012. Read an article about this research in the Wesleyan Connection newsletter here. You can also download the original publication as a PDF.  

Update: The Power of Play

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.

Labs Present at Wes Psychology Research Poster Session

Members of both labs presented at this year’s Psychology Department Research Poster session at Wesleyan. Posters covered many of the Labs’ ongoing and completed projects. Individual differences in probability weighting: Evidence from a gambling task – Jason Saltiel & Lily Kaplan (Advisors: Andrea Patalano & Hilary Barth) How feedback improves children’s numerical estimation – Shipra … Read more

The Labs Present at the Cognitive Development Society Conference

Members of the Blue and Yellow Labs attended the 2011 Cognitive Development Society Conference in Philadelphia. Many Lab Alumnae were also in attendance, including Jess Sullivan, Julia Leonard, Dominic Gibson, Christian Hoyos, and Kyle MacDonald. We presented multiple posters about our current research projects: Drawing comparisons across children’s performance on numerical and proportion estimation tasks … Read more

Introducing: The Power of Play

The Cognitive Development Labs are teaming up with Mattel, one of the largest toy companies in the world, for the Power of Play Project. This study with 3 & 4 year-olds investigates how playing with toys contributes to development. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the labs will be enrolling families to participate in the study. … Read more

Summer 2011 at the Yellow Lab

Undergraduates Laura Machlin ’13, Emilie George ’13, and Rachel Santiago ’12 conducted research in the lab this summer. All three students participated in an Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by Anna Shusterman and the Blue Lab at Wesleyan University, discussing their work with fellow undergraduates conducting cognitive development research at Wellesley College and Barnard College. Laura Machlin ’13 and Emilie George ’13 presented their work … Read more