© UTM ChiLD LAB

The Childhood Learning and Development (ChiLD) Lab is led by Dr. Samuel Ronfard, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.  

We study how young children between 2- and 10-years-old learn and reason about the world. Some of our current research interests include

  • How children learn and reason about concepts and ideas that defy their intuitions or first-hand perceptions, for example, invisible entities like germs and oxygen and complex processes like evolution.

  • ​How children develop the ability to seek information through first-hand exploration and questions.

  • How children balance efficiency with accuracy when acquiring and transmitting information.