Our research focuses on how children and adolescents control their attention and actions, especially in the face of distractions and behavioral choices that conflict with their goals.

Under the umbrella term cognitive control, we study how and when children and adolescents develop the foundational cognitive functions such as:

We study cognitive control development as it is embedded in households and classrooms, within the broader contexts of individuals' socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 

Broadly, our research program aims to:

To address these aims, our research group uses a multi-method approach that combines:

behavioral assessments

electroencephalogram / event-related potentials (EEG/ERP)

naturalistic observations