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
Our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF), Erika DeAngelis ('19) and Rebecca Jordan ('19), present their research at the Amherst College SURF poster session.
Our summer students, Erika DeAngelis ('19), Rebecca Jordan ('19), and DivineAsia Miller ('19) celebrate summer in their tie dye!
Our thesis students, Marissa Fierro ('16) and Ashleigh Rutherford ('16), present their research at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting in Columbus, OH.