We are developmental scientists who do research.

Our research investigates important questions about how infants, children, and teenagers learn and grow. We design studies to explore questions that relate to children’s development across a variety of topics, including language learning, social and emotional development, knowledge acquisition, attention,  memory, and friendships. You can learn more about Team Duckling researchers by visiting our Who We Are page.

We rely on families to help with our science.

In order to do our research, we need children and families to help us! Participating in studies is a fun way for you and your child to learn about research and how it contributes to advances in science. Plus, your family is typically compensated, either with a small gift or money, depending on the tasks involved.

If you and your family are interested in participating in Team Duckling research, please let us know!

We will contact you when there are studies appropriate for your family. At that time, you’ll receive detailed information about the particular study, and you can decide whether you and your family want to participate.

We share our cool findings with the world.

Our ultimate goal is to learn about children’s development and to publish our results in peer-reviewed journals, sharing our findings with the scientific community. When you read about developmental psychology findings from the University of Oregon, it means families like yours participated in the research!

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Team Duckling News:

February 2017: UO recognizes McNair Scholars at symposium

February 2017: UO’s Team Duckling joins science museum for Living Lab Day

January 2017: Fausey on Science-Community Partnership

January 2017: Fausey’s Quack Chats explore what babies see in everyday life

December 2016: Team Duckling on the cover of UO Psychology’s Annual Newsletter

November 2016: Team Duckling and Psychology faculties present their research at the Faculty Blitz Talk

September 2016: Neville’s research featured on PBS’s “School of the Future” film 

September 2016: Taylor on imaginary friends

June 2016: Mendoza wins Dixon Innovation award to found Child Development Center

May 2016: Psychology graduate students win UO 3 Minute Thesis competition

May 2016: Fisher on new ways of learning how children learn 

April 2016: Jankowski is awarded fellowship to conduct autism research                                 

January 2016: Taylor on imaginary friends

February 2015: Mendoza on music and repetition

January 2015: Fausey on the visual universe according to babies

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