Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: Child Development Literature Review - CHILLAB
  • Faculty Advisor: Andrew Meltzoff
  • Department(s): Psychology
  • Area(s): Developmental, Social and Personality

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: Craig Maddox
  • Email: craigmad@uw.edu


The goal of the Child Identity and Learning Lab (CHILLAB) is to investigate children’s social–cognitive development using a variety of implicit and explicit measures. We are interested in how preschool and elementary school children associate different social constructs. The main projects help us study attitudes, stereotypes, self-concepts, and self-esteem in children.

We are undertaking a very large literature review. Students will assist in this review by using research databases to find, screen, and download journal articles, and by reading and summarizing the articles. Other tasks related to the literature review or our lab’s projects may also be assigned to the students. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy reading and want to learn about contemporary child psychology.

Minimum Requirements

-Commitment to 9 hours per week
-At least one year of psychology coursework completed
-Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, and attentive to detail
-Experience using PsycInfo, Google Scholar, and/or other research databases (preferred)