Office of Undergraduate Research

The development of reasoning in early childhood

This project examines the development of generalization: How do children use information they learn in one context (e.g., a classroom) to make broader generalizations? We ask this question by conducting experiments with 3- to 7-year-old children in which we explore how they use different kinds of evidence to make generalizations.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Student researchers will have the opportunity to participate in all facets of cognitive development research. Duties may include: research design, data collection with preschoolers, data analyses, manuscript preparation, and presentation of findings. This project is also open to Psychology and/or Philosophy majors.