Developmental Psychology

At Harvard's Laboratory for Developmental Studies, faculty and students seek to shed light on the human mind and human nature by studying their origins and development in infants and children, in relation to the mental capacities of non-human animals and of human adults in diverse cultures. Current research interests include studies of the nature and development of knowledge of objects, persons, language, music, space, number, morality, and the social categories that distinguish some human groups from others.