Knowledge In Development Lab
The University of Alabama
Welcome! Our main area of interest is in children’s cognitive development, specifically in the development of their executive functions and understanding of fantasy vs. reality. Our studies explore children’s beliefs in fantastical entities, and investigate how children develop the ability to use scientific reasoning skills, testimony from other people, their existing world knowledge and social interactions to distinguish real from not real. We are also actively examining how these cognitive abilities, along with social skills, help prepare preschoolers for success in elementary school. We are located at the Child and Family Research Clinic (CFRC), and feel free to contact us at any time!