Welcome to the Child Learning and Development Lab! We are a developmental psychology lab affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Amherst College. We study how children learn about the world around them, with a particular emphasis on how children learn from social interactions with others.
Most of our studies involve children between 0 and 10 years of age, and we’re always looking to involve interested families in our research. Studies take place at Amherst College, and typically involve a one-time visit lasting about 30 minutes.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our research and to discover how your family can get involved.
Latest News in the CLAD Lab
The members of the Child Learning and Development Lab gather to celebrate the end of the 2021-2022 school year! Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Thariana Pichardo, Eline Laurent, Sylvia Lanni, Camila Villagra-Riquelme, and Shikha Jha!
Members of the lab (past and present!) enjoying the Cognitive Development Society's biennial meeting in Madison, WI.
Thesis students, Sylvia Lanni ('22) (top) and Natalie Hobbs ('22) (bottom), present their thesis work at the Cognitive Development Society's biennial meeting.
The members of the Child Learning and Development Lab gather to celebrate the end of the fall semester.
Summer Research Fellows, Megan Taketa ('23) and Jasmine Shehni ('23), present their research at the psychology department's summer research reception.