This course introduces students to the ongoing research at the Cognitive Development Center. It provides an overview of contemporary theories and research techniques of cognitive development of human infants below 2 years of age, focusing on the domain of social cognition. The course also involves laboratory practice to familiarize students with research techniques including behavioral, eye-tracking and neuroimaging methods.
By the end of the course, students should
be familiar with recent findings in the research of infant social cognition,
understand the difficulties of research with human infants,
have a basic grasp of the methods used with infants, and
be able to choose appropriate methods for research questions.
For Grade, students will have to
-attend classes and lab practice,
-read the assigned papers for each class,
-present selected papers to the class, and
-write a detailed Methods section for a study running in the CDC labs (submission