There are a variety of studies going on at the Emory Infant and
Child Lab at any given time. Each study is designed with the
intention of learning more about cognitive and behavioral
development in infants and young children between birth and
6 years old.
We conduct studies in Atlanta and around the world. Most recently,
our studies have taken us to the South Pacific Islands, Brazil, Lebanon,
China and many other places.
Our current studies focus on sharing, negotiation, and self-other
development. After working with your children, we are able to publish
books, papers, and articles about these topics. Dr. Rochat also travels
around the world teaching and lecturing on infant and child development,
in addition to his teaching duties here at Emory University.
Think of this as teaching your child to volunteer...and being a part
of the process of education!
How can I have my child participate?
Please visit our
sign up page
if you are interested in participating
with your daughter or son, of if you have several children that you want
to bring in! We can provide childcare during your visit, but only upon
request. You can also call us at (404) 727-2979.
What should I expect at my visit?
In a single visit of approximately 30 minutes, we will observe your child
while he or she plays with toys, interacts with an adult, or watches a
video display. Most children have a lot of fun with these games, and they
often want to come back often. You may stay with your child throughout the
study and you may choose to withdraw your child from the study at any time.
The studies take place at the Emory Child Study Center on Emory's campus,
and free parking is provided near our building. Your child will receive a
small token of appreciation for participating, and you will be fully informed
of the study and its outcome. We think the visit will be both pleasant and
rewarding for you and your child.