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MARCH 2018

Marissa-2018-diss-cmteGraduate student Marissa Drell successfully defended her dissertation on children’s understanding of inequality by choice! Congratulations Marissa!

 

OCTOBER 2017

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Graduate student Marissa Drell was invited to speak on a Young Alumnae Panel at the 90th Anniversary Celebration of Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College. Learn more about the laboratory nursery school and her path to studying developmental psychology.
 
Dr. Jaswal and graduate student Marissa Drell attended the 2017 Cognitive Development Society Meeting. Check out the Publications page to read more about their research.

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AUGUST 2017

arc-tribeDr. Jaswal, two students from last year’s Science & Lived Experience of Autism cohort (Thuy Vuong & Abby Steele), and members of the Tribe (including Huan Vuong), served on a panel about inclusion at the Arc of Virginia’s annual conference in Norfolk, VA.

JULY 2017

Recent graduate and former research assistant Taylor Clark is headed to the School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina to continue researching autism. She will be working in an epidemiology lab on the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED). Congratulations Taylor!

MAY 2017

P1070538 CroppedCongratulations to Dr. Shaina Rowell! She has completed her degree and accepted a position as an Education Specialist at the Washington University in St. Louis. We wish her all the best!

Dr. Jaswal joined a wide range of expert panelists to offer his perspective on what research and collaboration should entail to support individuals with autism. Learn more about Autism Pathways: A Symposium on Autism Research and Initiatives at UVa.

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Best of luck to our graduating RAs and soon-to-be lab alumni! For all their hard work and dedication, we extend our sincerest thanks.

APRIL 2017

Special congratulations to graduate student Shaina Rowell for winning an All-University Graduate Teaching Award!

We are proud to showcase recent posters presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Visit our Publications page to view our latest research.

MARCH 2017

Shaina Rowell was recognized for her outstanding research at the Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition. Congrats to her and undergraduate RA Laura Chenette for all their hard work!

Dr. Jana Iverson from the University of Pittsburgh joined students in Dr. Jaswal’s course to discuss motor differences in autism. Watch highlights from their meeting in this video.

FEBRUARY 2017

Students in Dr. Jaswal’s course met with community partners and local politicians to discuss autism advocacy. Check out the news coverage or this video from the event!

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JANUARY 2017

Our local NPR station did a story on Dr. Jaswal’s course about autism! Click here to learn more.

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NOVEMBER 2016

Check out this video on the class Dr. Jaswal is teaching about the science and lived experience of autism! Read this feature in UVA Today to learn more about his year-long seminar.

Former graduate student Carrie Palmquist and Dr. Jaswal conducted research examining how letting children win may interfere with their ability to problem-solve. Read more about their work in articles by The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Dr. Jaswal was published in The Washington Post! Drawing from research and personal experience, he writes about the academic and social advantages to integrating children with disabilities into classrooms with their peers.

AUGUST 2016

Check out the latest newsletter from the Child Development Labs at UVa to learn more about our research. Thanks to all the children and families for joining us in the lab to participate in studies about fairness, memory, money, and learning from others!

JUNE 2016

This month we started a new partnership with the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. We’re excited to meet lots of new families and talk about our research!

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APRIL 2016

Dr. Jaswal won an All-University Teaching Award! You can read more about his teaching here.

MARCH 2016

Congratulations to graduate student Shaina Rowell who won a UVa Huskey Graduate Research Award!

FEBRUARY 2016

Dr. Jaswal was quoted in a Washington Post article about what kids think about political candidates. Read more here.

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NOVEMBER 2015

Check out this NY Magazine article about graduate student Marissa Drell’s research on apologies!

OCTOBER 2015

Lab members presented their research at the Cognitive Development Society meeting. You can see their research posters on our Publications page.

SEPTEMBER 2015

The lab would like to welcome our four new research assistants! You can meet them on our People page.

AUGUST 2015

The latest newsletter from the Child Development Labs at UVa highlights our most recent research!

APRIL 2015

Congratulations to DMP students Shannon Savell and Sydney Sampson who presented their research projects about what children think about apologies!

Graduate student Marissa Drell was invited to present her research at the UVa Public Day, check out the news coverage!

MARCH 2015

Congratulations to Marissa Drell who won a UVa Huskey Graduate Research Award!

Research assistant Ngan Tran participated in her first research exhibition!

Visit the Publications page to see our latest research posters presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.

JANUARY 2015

Our lab has a new publication about cues children use to determine whether novel entities are real.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

Check out this article about experiences in the first year as an assistant professor. Two of the authors are lab graduates!

AUGUST 2014

Read about the latest research from the UVa Child Development Labs in our newsletter.

MAY 2014

Check out a recent publication by members of the lab on the relationship between inhibitory control and skepticism.

APRIL 2014

DMP student Nora Kramer presented her research project about children’s judgments of fairness.

Lab member Shaina Rowell received an honorable mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

MARCH 2014

Lab member Marissa Drell won a university-wide award for her presentation about children’s reactions to apologies!

FEBRUARY 2014

Dr. Jaswal wrote an editorial for the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the gift scandal involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. To read the article, click here.

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NOVEMBER 2013

Lab alumnus Carrie Palmquist was featured in an article at Amherst College, where she is currently an Assistant Professor.

OCTOBER 2013

We presented our latest findings at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society in Memphis, TN! Check out the publications page to view our research posters.

SEPTEMBER 2013

Thanks to everyone who made our Family Fun Day a huge success again this year! Click here for news coverage of the event.

AUGUST 2013

The Annual Family Fun Day hosted by the Child Development Labs will be on September 28th from 9am to 2pm. Check out the event on Facebook and see the news story about our research!

Our latest newsletter is out! Learn more about the exciting research being conducted at the Child Development Labs!

MAY 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Robyn Kondrad and Dr. Carrie Palmquist! They have completed their degrees and will both start positions as assistant professors in the fall!

JANUARY 2013

Dr. Jaswal co-authored the introduction to the Developmental Psychology special section: Deficit or Difference?: Interpreting Diverse Developmental Paths

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SEPTEMBER 2012

Thanks to all the volunteers and businesses who made our Family Fun Day a huge success! We hope our families had a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing the many new families who registered to participate in our research!

AUGUST 2012

Learn more about recent research from the Child Development Labs by reading our latest newsletter.

FEBRUARY 2012

Our research on learning from gestures was covered by the BBC Scotland and the Huffington Post.

AUGUST 2011

Visit our most recent newsletter to learn more about our research from the past year!

OCTOBER 2010

Big Questions Online discussed our recent publication in Psychological Science “Young children have a specific, highly robust bias to trust testimony”

AUGUST 2010

Read the latest research findings from the Child Development Labs at UVa in our newsletter.

AUGUST 2008

Dr. Jaswal was interviewed on With Good Reason on VA Public Radio

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