Welcome to The Early Childhood Interaction Lab Website! About the Lab: Children’s social worlds are central to their cognitive development. Interactions with adults and peers provide children with opportunities to learn new skills and practice existing abilities. Likewise, many of the types of play, games, and activities that children engage in daily can be motivating and engaging ways to learn...
Directed by Professor Min Wang In the Bilingual and Biliteracy Research Lab, my students and I take a cross-linguistic perspective on identifying and examining the factors and processes that influence monolingual and bilingual and biliteracy development. By systematically comparing both children and adults learning L2 English who are coming from an orthographically or typologically different L1,...
Our research focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development. We study cognitive, social and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression and social experience. Our lab specializes in linking these psychological processes to neural activity through brain imaging methods such as EEG, ERP, and functional...
What is the PCS lab? The EDMS Psychometric Computation and Simulation (PCS) lab was established in the spring of 2009 from monies acquired through a University of Maryland grant sponsored by the Campus Student Technology Advisory. It officially opened at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. The PCS lab is housed in suite 0108N of the education wing in Cole Field House adjacent to Benjamin...
Welcome to the Family Involvement Laboratory The Family Involvement Laboratory at the University of Maryland explores ways that low-income, minority mothers and fathers are involved in their young children's lives, and the influence that parents have on their children's development. The Research Group's aim is to gather rigorous data on the links between the quality of the relationship that...
The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) is located within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland – College Park. The LSCFR was established in 1995 by Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin. The primary goal of the LSCFR is to advance our understanding of child and adolescent social and emotional development. Please visit LSCFR...
The Motivation in Education Research Group (MERG) is led by Dr. Allan Wigfield and is located at the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. MERG's research broadly focuses on the achievement motivation of students at all ages.
The Social and Moral Development Laboratory is housed in the Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park. The laboratory is supervised by Professor Melanie Killen ( mkillen@umd.edu ), and the focus of the research is on how children, adolescents, and adults evaluate social and moral issues in everyday life. The general topics that we investigate include developmental...