Welcome to the Child Development Laboratory!

Our research focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development. We study cognitive, social and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression and social experience. Our lab specializes in linking these psychological processes to neural activity through brain imaging methods such as EEG, ERP, and functional neuro-imaging.

Learn about our current studies!


Here's a video overview of some of the work we do in the CDL. Special thanks to all our families who helped us create this video. 


In the News:

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Congratulations to one of our graduate students, Sonya Troller-Renfree, for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development SECC Dissertation Funding Award! Sonya's dissertation project is entitled: The development of cognitive control during childhood: A neurocognitive perspective.

The University of Maryland highlighted Dr. Fox's infant study. 

Dr. Fox's collaborative work was featured by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Child Development Lab has been featured in both LiveScience and on University of Maryland's website! 

The Bucharest Early Intervention Project, was featured in the National Geographic magazine for their January 2015 issue! 

Newsweek Magazine featured Dr. Fox in one of its special edition releases.