We are currently exploring the origination and development of children's social cognition. We are interested in learning how children, adults, as well as animals understand and learn from one another's behaviours. Focus is placed on investigating the relationship between social learning and causal reasoning, and how social information and direct observation can be combined when making judgements regarding the causal nature of the environment around us.
Some studies are concentrating on investigating children's learning and understanding of physical causation such as what activates a toy. Meanwhile, other studies are researching the social/ psychological aspect of causation which includes questions like why people behave in certain ways. Our research are structured as short (5-15min), interactive games that are designed to be engaging and interesting to the young children that participate.