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Who are we?

The Emory Infant and Child Lab is part of the Emory Child Study Center, which is part of the Emory University Department of Psychology. We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as volunteer research assistants led by Dr. Philippe Rochat. All of our studies have been approved by the Emory Institutional Review Board.We not only conduct studies in Atlanta, but also around the world. Most recently, our studies have taken us to the South Pacific Islands, China, Korea, and Chapas, just to name a few!

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What do we study?

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 the cognitive and behavioral development of infants and young children. Most of our studies involve children ranging in age from newborn to 6 years old. 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 and present at conferences about these topics!

Sharing Child

What happens during a study?

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. You may stay with your child throughout the study and you can withdraw from the study at any time. 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.