Leonard et al. 2014 Publication Inspires Blog Post

On September 15th, Richard Kunert published a post on his blog (Brain’s Idea) citing a study published by Blue Lab’s own Julia Leonard ’11, Talia Berkowitz (Lab Coordinator ’10-’12), and Professor Anna Shusterman. Their research investigated the effects of friendly touch on children’s compliance behavior in a delay-of-gratification task. Current lab member Abby Archibald ’15 … Read more

Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session 2014

On July 31st, undergraduate researchers from the Cognitive Development Labs presented their summer projects at Wesleyan University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session.   Anna Schwab ’16 and Sheri Reichelson ’16 present their summer project, “Developmental Changes in Estimating Spatial Locations”   Elissa Palmer ’16 and Sonia Zavala ’15 present their summer project, “SES-Based Differences in … Read more

Daffodil Day – Kids Fest at Wadsworth Mansion

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Living Laboratory at the Connecticut Science Center

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 … Read more

CDLs Attend Third-Annual SLAC Mini-Conference

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 … Read more

Collaboration with CT Science Center

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 … Read more

Schug, Shusterman, Barth, & Patalano Publication

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.