Welcome!

The Social Cognition and Learning (SoCal) Lab is a developmental psychology and neuroscience lab. We study how infants and children think about, learn from, and interact with other people. For more information feel free to browse our site and contact us with any questions.

Lab News

  • Dec. 2020: SoCal Lab members, Alexis and Paloma, had their abstracts accepted for poster presentations at the upcoming Society for Research in Child Development Meeting in April! Congrats Alexis and Paloma!

  • Oct. 2020: The lab ran its first participant!

  • Aug. 2020: Alexis Smith-Flores joined the SoCal Lab as a graduate student

  • Jul. 2020: Paloma Iñiguez joined the SoCal Lab as our Lab Manager


Study Spotlight

Have you ever wondered what your baby thinks about people who are helpful to others and those who aren't? If your baby is between 6 and 8 months or 12 and 14 months, you can help us figure out how babies think about these kinds of interactions!