Faculty in Developmental Psychology are concerned with explaining growth and change in social, emotional and cognitive functioning. Full-time members of the area conduct research that spans the period from infancy through young adulthood.
The area is home to state-of-the-art behavioural, cognitive, and neuropsychological research laboratories including a pediatric EEG facility, an fMRI analysis lab, a mock-MRI scanner, high-speed eye-tracking equipment, and several behavioural-observation suites. The area maintains a participant pool of over 2500 children and their families providing faculty and students with the unique opportunity to study infants and children of all ages. The area also maintains strong collaborative associations with other organizations including the Mary J. Wright University Laboratory School, the Robarts Research Institute , and the Thames Valley District School Board.