The Learning and Development Lab

ipad-boy-3-672x372aWe 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.