Our lab researches how children think about information in the world around them and how children seek out and evaluate information throughout their development.
We evaluate children's thinking through short games and fun stories which tap into each child’s reasoning skills. Our research typically takes place at schools, daycares, and after-school programs.
We also have opportunities for children to participate in research in our lab on the University of Louisville Belknap campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all research projects have been moved to online Zoom appointments - click on the "for parents" link above for more information.
Our current projects are designed and led by graduate students and/or conducted with our collaborators. Our current studies investigate the following topics:
How children think about people, fictional characters, books, and computers as information sources.
Some projects under this topic are in collaboration with Jonathan Lane, Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University and Fuxing Wang, Ph.D. at Central China Normal University
How children evaluate adult's scientific knowledge.
How children come to understand gratitude, generosity, sharing, and debt.
How children use and learn labels to make sense of the world.