In the Social Cognitive Development Lab, we study how children think about people and the social world. We are located in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. The lab is supervised by Dr. Laura Elenbaas.

We are interested in developing concepts of fairness, perceptions of social groups, and peer relationships. Some of the topics we investigate include children’s perceptions of social inequalities, experiences of social exclusion, the development of stereotypes, and reasoning about rights. Please visit the Research┬ásection to learn more.

If you are a teacher, parent, or community member interested in our research, please check out the Parents & Teachers section for details. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in joining us as a graduate student or undergraduate Research Assistant, please visit the Join Us section for more information.