Who We Are

The Social Minds Lab is directed by Dr. Felix Warneken and is located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. We study the social development of children in their social and cultural contexts.

What We Do

We study children from different communities to create a more representative picture of children’s development and learning. We normally bring children and families into our friendly lab space located on University of Michigan’s campus to participate in playful activities with our researchers.

Due to the COVID-19 situation and our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of children and their families, our in-lab studies have halted until further notice. However, we have created quick and fun online studies that your child can participate in from your home computer, which typically takes 10-15 min. All you need is a computer and a webcam to participate.

Participate in Online Studies!

Participate in Online Studies!

Please fill out the form below if you’re interested and we will be in touch when we have a study for your child's age group. You can remove yourself from our list at any time. If you are interested in a study we e-mail you about, you will be able to select a convenient time for a video chat session with you and your child. If you have more than one child who would like to participate, you may enter their information below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail us at socialmindslab@umich.edu.

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