The SLL gathered on a sunny day for a Spikeball social and celebrated Joseph's birthday!
The SLL attended the Society for Research in Child Development conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Peter gave a talk on "Investigating children's curiosity about the self," and Hyo gave a great discussant talk!
The lab hosted a fun secret holiday book swap where SLL members got to chose a book for another person in the lab!
Several current and past SLL members travelled to Göttingen, Germany to attend and present at a workshop on Social Curiosity! While in Göttingen, we also celebrated Mika and Sophie's successful PhD defenses and graduations. Inspired by a University of Göttingen tradition, the lab decorated a wagon for Mika and Sophie, which Hyo pulled to the Gänseliesel ("Goose Girl") fountain. Once there, they presented the Gänseliesel with flowers!
The lab had an in-person gathering at Hyo's to say goodbye to Yang and Teresa! Yang, the lab's first post-doc, is heading to Toronto to be an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Teresa, our lab manager, is journeying to the East Coast to begin her Ph.D. program in Human Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. Aaron prepared a beautiful meal for their farewell!
We welcomed our summer interns at a lab gathering at Foothills Nature Preserve! We are so excited for the summer quarter.
The lab had an in-person gathering one sunny afternoon at Rossotti's Alpine Inn. We also welcomed our wonderful new lab manager Aneesa! It was so much fun!
Griffin, one of the lab's amazing graduate students, just defended her PhD! Congratulations Griffin for all your hard work and inspiring research!
Many current and past Social Learning Lab members attended CDS 2022! It was great to see everyone there! Congratulations to Aaron for a great talk and poster and to Hyo for winning the Steve Reznick Early Career Award (sorry wrong slide in the photo)!
Our lab was featured on the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Newsletter! You can read about our partnership with the Museum here! We are so grateful for the opportunity to work together!
Lab visit to the newly remodeled Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo! So exciting to see the beautiful new space and to meet some very cute animals. Thank you for making our research possible!
Cleanup and organization time at SLL! We organized our entire stimuli creation room and found lots of fun stimuli from the olden days! Looking forward to all the new studies ahead! Thank you to everyone who helped (including those not pictured here!)
SLL had an in-person gathering at Hyo's! We said good-bye to lab members who are embarking on exciting new journies as PhD students (congratulations Xi Jia, Brandon, and Jessa!) and Mika who recently defended her PhD and will be starting a post-doc at Yale. We also welcomed Peter who will be joining us soon as a PhD student, Kat who will be joining as a post-doc, and Joseph who will start a new position as our online research coordinator. Congratulations and welcome!
Mika, one of the inaugural members of the SLL, just defended her PhD! She gave a fabulous talk that summarizes her PhD work - so pround of you, Mika!
Our lab members presented at SRCD 2021! Check out our videos!
The lab was recently featured in a Stanford News article highlighting our response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the creation of our new online testing system!
The article featured images of our very own lab members, Jessa and Teresa, at work!
We had joint Zoom lab meeting with the Yale CompDev Lab!
The lab attended Cognitive Science Society conference - virtually! So many of our lab members--Natalia, Brandon, Peter, Jessa, and Auguste--were featured in this CogSci Recap! Others appear as cameos in the beach party photo.
On June 5, SLL hosted a webinar to share information about online testing, focusing on using Zoom for moderated sessions. Click HERE for materials and recordings!
May was full of big events -- Sophie and Natalia, the "inaugural" members of SLL, defended their PhDs just a few days apart! Even though we could not celebrate in person, their thesis defenses over Zoom were packed with people from all over the world. We also had amazing celebrations afterwards!
Sophie defended on May 21.
Natalia defended on May 26.
In-person testing has been shut down since March and we have all been working from home under the shelter-in-place order. These are tough times, but we've all worked hard to move our research online and created materials to share with other researchers! Check out our GitHub repository.
Lab members' surprise gift for Hyo: A beautiful woven quilt that shows our projects and stimuli for the past 5 years.
Hyo, Sophie, and Mika went to BCCCD 2020!
Mika's symposium on Theory of Mind was the first session of the main conference.
Here's Hyo introducing the symposium, and Sophie giving the final talk of the conference.
And we had fun at the gala dinner too!
Sophie gave a talk at BCCCD in Budapeste!
SLL Holiday brunch at Hyo's house!
SLL pizza party at Hyo's house! Natalia's dough was amazing!
We were too busy baking and eating to take photos, but here's some of us having fun!
SLL went to CDS2019 in Louisville! Here's Yang presenting her work on emotion.
Sophie, Hyo, Mika, and Natalia had a wonderful time at CDS, too!
Our RA Colin Norick presented research (which he undertook with Mika Asaba) at the Symbolic Systems Poster Fair! We’re very proud of you, Colin!
Yesterday was Yang’s birthday. We threw her a surprise party with cupcakes from Sprinkles Bakery. Yum!
End-of-summer lab dinner at Terun to congratulate Sophie's move to Cambridge, MA!
SLL's summer ended with a farewell pizza party for our summer interns and their end-of-summer presentations.
Here's PsychSummer intern Natalie Hampton (bottom left) and CSLI summer intern Isabel Won (bottom right) presenting their work with Natalia, and our RISE intern Seran Kwon (top left) presenting her work with Mika and Colin Norick. Thank you, everyone, for all of your hard work!
We're all thrilled about our new Stanford Developmental Lab space.
Here's some snapshots of the space and Sophie & Mika having fun on moving day! Cheers!
SLL and colleagues had a wonderful time at the CogSci conference in Montreal! Mika, Yang, Griffin, Julia Leonard, and Ilker Yildirim presented their work!
SLL goes on a lab hike to Arroyo Seco Campground!
Happy birthday Grace! And big thanks to our guest speaker Oren Kolodny for two (!) fun lab meetings!
This year, we were too busy to even take photos during our CogSci work parties ... until Yang and Sophie walked outside of Jordan very late at night. Congrats everyone for successfully submitting your papers!
Happy birthday Sophie!
SLL Holday Dinner -- good-bye 2018, and welcome 2019!
The SLL says goodbye to our amazing summer interns!
Hyo received the James S. McDonnell Scholar Award for Understanding Human Cognition. Congratulations!
The SLL goes to the Cognitive Science Society in Madison, WI. Mika gives 2 talks and Natalia, Sophie and Grace give posters.
Check out Natalia's amazing sketches of talks from the Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences!
The SLL goes on a retreat to Pt. Reyes. We found very good cheese (from Cowgirl Creamery), many wildflowers and a lot of elk!
We say goodbye to visiting graduate student Xiaoqian Li and research assistants Angelina Garron and Sajjad Torabian. Good luck on your next steps!
The SLL and affiliates have 6 CogSci papers accepted!
CogSci Work Party!
The SLL celebrates Xiaoqian's birthday!
The SLL celebrates Mika's birthday!
The SLL goes to the Cognitive Development Society Conference (Portland, OR).
The SLL celebrates Hyo's birthday!
The SLL says good-bye and thank you to our wonderful summer RAs.
Sophie is featured on Michael Frank's Twitter page! Check out his awesome sketch of Sophie below:
Sophie Bridgers: 2-4 year-olds aren't just generally prosocial, they provide help that's specific to what went wrong #CogSci2017 pic.twitter.com/JZf65VvUdo— Michael C. Frank (@mcxfrank) July 28, 2017
Griffin Dietz has won the David M. Kennedy Prize for best Honors Thesis for her work entitled "Children's Use of Decomposition in Problem Solving as an Early Introduction to Computer Science"! Congratulations, Griffin!
Natalia and Sajjad scan their first participant for their new project.
Our new paper (Gweon & Asaba, 2017) was featured in Stanford Report! Click here to read the news!
5/26: Happy Birthday, Natalia!
4/13: The lab submitted four CogSci papers, and all were accepted as talks; congrats, everyone!
4/6-4/8: The lab travels to Austin to share their work at SRCD. Natalia presents her project.
3/15: The SLL gathers for pizza and frisbee at the Oval.
3/17: Mika received NSF Graduate Fellowship! Congratulations!
2/1: Another CogSci work party!
1/12: Happy Birthday, Mika (Jan 9)!
Natalia presents her first fMRI poster at SFN!
The lab wasn't quite ready to good-bye to Mika, our inaugural lab manager; instead, the lab welcomes her again, this time as a new grad student!
The lab goes to CogSci!
6/9: End-of-year picnic at the Oval
6/1 - 6/5: The lab attends SPP!
5/26: Happy Birthday, Natalia! "Can you choose a friend for me?"
5/18: PSYCH187 field trip to the Bay Area Discovery Museum!
2/3: The lab says bye to our awesome research assistant, Sumudu!
2/16: Happy Birthday, Sophie (Feb 15)!
2/3: The lab cheers to submitting CogSci papers this year!
12/11: The lab celebrates the end of the quarter and says good-bye to 2015 with some pizza and good company!
8/20: Summer interns present posters at the Psych Summer poster session.
7/11: Death Cab for Cutie!
6/3: Undergraduate research assistants share their projects from the quarter!
4/2: The lab participates in an epic bowling match in SF with the Zaki & Crum labs! We proudly took the third place... ;-)
4/1: Our graduate students, Natalia and Sophie, received NSF Graduate Fellowships! Congratulations!
3/8: SLL goes on the first lab outing to Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, to see and learn about owls!
3/5: The lab hosts our first (of many to come) work-party night!
2/28: The lab celebrates its first night of scanning! Special thanks to Michael and Jesse from the Grill-Spector lab for their company and guidance.
2/5: The lab celebrates the night before CogSci deadline with Indian food and wine, and submits our first two papers. Thanks to our co-authors and friends who hung out with us!
The lab welcomes Xuan, a visiting PhD student from Bertram Malle's lab at Brown.
The lab has its inaugural lab meeting!
The lab welcomes Sophie, our new graduate student.
Hyo is awarded the APA Dissertation Award, Division 7: Developmental Psychology. Congratulations, Hyo!
The lab welcomes Mika, our new lab manager, and Natalia, our new graduate student.
The lab is born!