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Infant’s preference for good behaviour to be rewarded

CBC News covers our research findings that infant’s prefer good behaviour to be rewarded rather than punished. Click on the link to find out more!

Infant’s preference for in-group characters

MacLean’s and Discover Magazine cover our research on infant’s preference for in-group characters. Click on the links to find out more!

When Bad Things are Noticed by Good Babies

Pacific Standard: When Bad Things are Noticed by Good Babies – “New research suggests six-month-old infants display signs of a specific bias: The belief that bad outcomes are caused by someone, or something, as opposed to chance.”  

Coverage of our study investigating the emotional response to sharing in toddlers

The New York Times: Don’t Indulge. Be Happy.  The Vancouver Sun: UBC study shows young kids aren’t so selfish after all


We’re always looking for families and children to participate in our research.

New CFI video about our research

As head of the Centre for Infant Cognition at the University of British Columbia, Kiley Hamlin is interested in the development of the human mind and how we understand and evaluate the social world. One of her research projects looks for the earliest signs of morality by measuring how early in life infants can differentiate […]