The study of various areas of developmental psychology including

  • development of memory and language in children
  • children's knowledge of the physical, social, and mental world
  • atypical populations including children with autism, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, children born prematurely, and children with language delay
  • cognitive neuroscience of development

Recent research highlights of the group include the following:

  • Cognitive Development in typical and atypical groups: Cognitive development requires not only the acquisition of new skills and knowledge but also the ability to ignore irrelevant information
  • Children’s memory for task rules develops with age in a similar way to their memory for more factual information.

A selection of successful of recent development research project funding:

  • Jarrold C,  A multi-method perspective on children’s use of rehearsal in serial recall tasks. EU Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for Sebastian Poloczek. £120k (2016-2018)
  • Jarrold C & Van't Wout F, The development of procedural working memory. Leverhulme Trust Project Grant. £193k (2015-2018)
  • Jarrold C & Smith E, Providing a novel framework to measure the key components of executive function in DS, with applications for efficient early clinical diagnosis of dementia. Jerome Lejeune Foundation Grant.  €19k (2015-2016)
  • Naeß, K-A, Jarrold C & Smith E, The Down Syndrome LanguagePlus project. Research Council of Norway Grant.  £130k to UoB (2015-2018)
  • Hood B, The Endowment Effect and "Self" in Children. ESRC. £625k  (2014-2018) 
  • Hood B, Mind-body dualism and after-life beliefs. Templeton Foundation, The Immortality Project. £300K (2013-15)
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