Our Current Research

By: Nikita Agarwal, Phillipe Rochat

Good Trouble in Development: Children’s Judgment of Rules and Normativity 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

By: Phillipe Rochat, Naomi Green

Popularity and Prestige: Friendship Study

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

By: Phillipe Rochat, Naomi Green

The Gift Study

 When do children understand the difference between a deserved vs an undeserved gift? How do they deal with the discomfort of an undeserved gift?

In this new study, we work to answer all these questions through a simple paradigm. We established a pre-merit and post-merit paradigm to help us understand how kids react when a stranger comes in and allows them to pick a gift out of the blue, versus when the stagers allows them to pick a gift after they successfully completed a task. We measure reaction time in picking a gift, and also measure the size of the gift they choose pre vs post merit.

This study just began Fall 2022, and we look forward to sharing our findings with everyone in the future!  In the meantime, we are excited to continue to work with participants! This study currently happens before and after the Friendship study, so the child gets to participate in both.

If you and your child are interested in being a part of this study, please click on the button in the bottom of this page for more information, the age group for this study is 5-7 years old.

Want to Get Involved?