RESEARCH AREAS

We study how kids think about people, groups and society!

Concepts of fairness. We study how children think about moral issues such as equality, merit, equity, and rights.

Attitudes about social groups. We study how children feel about social groups such as gender, race, and social class.

Perceptions of society. We study how children perceive broader society, including awareness of social and economic inequalities.

Peer interactions. We study how children think about the peer world, including friendship, social exclusion, and discrimination.

Social learning in social context. We study how important people (e.g., parents) and social contexts (e.g., school) contribute to children's decisions in everyday life.