Welcome to the CCCU Learning and Development Lab!
At Canterbury Christ Church University, we investigate social and social-cognitive development. More specifically, we are looking at how children and adolescents learn and behave within different social contexts (e.g. at home, in school, with peers).
Our research interests include:
- Learning at home: Parental scaffolding; Mental state talk; Home literacy
- Learning at school: Achievement motivation; Peer collaboration; Children’s developing reading abilities; Special Educational Needs
- Young people and technology: Toddlers and touch screens; Cyberbullying; Educational technology
- Social Behaviour: Prosocial behaviour, Helping, Sharing, Collaboration, Peer Interaction
As well as conducting research in schools and families, we also run studies from our newly built developmental observation lab which includes state-of-the-art facilities such as eye tracking and EEG.