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Understanding how language and social interaction shape social development

We seek to understand how cultural socialisation, conversational environment and cognitive development work together to support social understanding in children and adolescents.

Learn more about the Language and Social Development Lab

Reading intervention1_fatherYou can read about our primary areas of interest and ways that you can participate in our research studies. You can also learn more about our recent research.

 

Help with our research

Participate

We are seeking children aged between 15 and 23 months and their families to participate in our Foundations of Social Understanding in Toddlerhood project.

Register your interest to take part in the Foundations of Social Understanding in Toddlerhood project 

Student Volunteer

Gain valuable research experience in a friendly environment by volunteering for 1-3 hours per week. Please contact the lab manager for more information.

Jess Aitken

Tel 64 3 470 4397
Email jess.aitken@postgrad.otago.ac.nz