April 20, 2020

Play an online research game with your child to help us learn about development.

October 4, 2019

Noa started a position in the lab as a Junior Specialist!

July 3, 2019

Zoe Liberman and Emily Jacobs have been named 2019 Hellman Fellows. The Hellman Fellows Fund provides support to promising junior faculty in the earliest stages of their academic career and supports emerging leaders.

May 7, 2019

Nico Cristallos presented research on the development of empathy at the URCA poster session!

February 22, 2019

We are interested in conversations between parents, children, and staff, and how they impact engagement in a rocket building activity!

May 15, 2018

Maya Longtin presented work on children's understanding of contamination at the URCA poster session!

January 18, 2018

Zoe Liberman was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. This award is presented to psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-Ph.D. career and recognizes innovation and future potential.

June 17, 2017

We joined the Santa Barbara library for their summer reading kick-off fair! We got to interact with parents and tell them about participating in science while doing a fun interactive project with kids. Everyone loved our slime-making science project. You can make slime yourself at home--just follow Elmer's Colored Recipe.

August 21, 2016

Check out coverage in the NY Times on our research on the social nature of food! Even infants expect our choices to be socially guided.