About Our Research > The Labs
Development Laboratories at UVa consist of three individual labs.
Each lab operates as a separate unit, but all three address questions
about cognitive, language, and social development. Clicking on an
individual lab’s name below will open up a new window with
more details about that lab’s research.
Child Language & Learning Lab, directed by Dr.
Vikram Jaswal, studies how learning language changes the way children
Early Development Lab, directed by Dr. Angeline
Lillard, studies the role that pretending plays in children’s
lives and investigates best practices in schooling.
Child Study Center, directed by Dr. Judy
DeLoache, focuses on how children
master the many symbols that are so important for thought and
To carry out our research,
we rely on the support of local families, who volunteer about 30
minutes of their time to participate in one of our studies. You
can learn what a typical visit is like, get answers to frequently
asked questions, and register your family by clicking on the links
The Labs | A
Typical Visit | FAQ | Register