Each year, our lab creates a newsletter summarizing the new things we’ve learned about children’s early development. Here, you can find our most recent newsletter, as well as previous editions, describing our current and recently completed projects.
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Our 2018-2019 Newsletter is officially out! We hope you enjoy reading this, just as much as we enjoyed making it. Didn’t receive a Newsletter? Contact us and we would be happy to add you to our mailing list!
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Welcome to CDL in the News! This is where you will find our studies covered in all different places. Enjoy!
Is your child a spendthrift or a tightwad? Check out coverage of our study in the Wall Street Journal to learn more (linked in the title)! A special shout out to Dr. Margaret Echelbarger, Dr. Scott Rick, Dr. Craig Smith and Dr. Susan Gelman.
“A new University of Michigan study suggests that when it comes to digital privacy, children often do not see the negative consequences of someone tracking items belonging to someone else.”
Ariana Orvell is featured in this article in EurekAlert, discussing how some people use “you” instead of “I” when discussing personal experiences, as a way of normalizing the experiences and reflecting on them from a distance.
Orvell, A., Kross, E., & Gelman, S. A. (2017). How “you” makes meaning. Science, 355(6331), 1299-1302. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj2014
Our own Merranda McLaughlin, lab manager of the Conceptual Development Lab, was featured on the University of Michigan home page. She is talking to a child that is participating in a study at the Living Lab site at the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum.
Read more about our day at the Living Lab.
The Conceptual Development Lab, pairs with museums in the community so that the community may learn more about research, and the lab is able to get more participants. Recently Michigan News covered the story and discussed our research-museum partnership.
Dr. Gelman was recently on The Wright show where she speaks about psychological essentialism and its implications in every day life.