We are interested in child and adolescent social-cognitive development. In particular, we examine learning and development in social contexts. Members of the lab have research interests in:
- Learning at home: Parental scaffolding; Attentional bias; Mental state talk.
- Learning at school: Special Educational Needs; Achievement motivation; Peer collaboration.
- Young people and technology: Cyberbullying; Toddlers and touch screens; Educational technology.
- Intergroup Behaviour: Intergroup contact; Intergroup helping; Behaviours directed towards stigmatised groups (e.g. immigrants).
As well as conducting research in schools and families, we also run studies from our newly built developmental observation lab which includes state-of-the-art facilities such as eye tracking and EEG.