Infant Studies Lab

The primary research mission of the The Infant Studies Center is to increase scientific knowledge and general understanding of the infant’s psychological development. To understand these changes, we focus on developmental transitions – those periods in the infant’s life when new skills emerge, and there are bursts of psychological change along multiple dimensions. These dimensions include the development of perceptual-motor skills, emotions, cognitive capacities, intentionality, and social interaction. The lab gathers parental reports, observes infant behavior, and measures behavioral and psychophysiological responses to stimuli. We use many different devices that allow the infant to exhibit a broad range of behaviors in a structured context that is fun for babies and educational for parents.

Run by Joseph Campos, Ph.D.

For inquiries: Minxuan He, Lab Manager (babycenter@berkeley.edu)

To Participate In A Study: babycenter@berkeley.edu

Ages Testing: 5-24 month olds