This research theme is concerned with the social and cognitive development in children and adolescents, with a particular focus on learning and development in a social context. Research being conducted in this area includes:
- Learning at home: Covering areas including parental scaffolding, mental state talk, and home literacy.
- Learning at school: Exploring achievement motivation, learning from others, children’s developing reading abilities, and special education needs.
- Young people and technology: Examining the use of touchscreens with toddlers, and the adoption and use of educational technology with children.
- Social Behaviour and Understanding: Examining prosocial behaviour (including helping, sharing, and peer interaction between children) and social understanding (including attentional and metacognitive processes) in typical development and autism.
- Dr Lance Slade
- Dr Amanda Carr
- Dr Julia Ulber
- Dr Erika Nurmsoo
- Dr Ekaterina Cooper
- Sharon Good
- Kirstin Holsey
- Rebecca Croll