Contact Information

Childhood Cognition and Learning Laboratory

Faculty of Social Sciences
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Vanier Hall
Room 6006
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800
ext. 4475


Young boy with Dr. AtanceThe Childhood Cognition and Learning Lab (CCLL) began conducting research in the fall of 2003 under the direction of Dr. Cristina Atance. We are a child psychology lab interested in learning more about how young children think. To explore different aspects of children’s thinking, we conduct studies with 3- to 5-year-olds.

Learn more about our research, or sign up to participate in a fun study with your child!

Lab News

  • September 2014 – Dr. Atance will be accepting applications from students who are interested in joining the lab in the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • August 2014 – Michèle Bélanger's doctoral research was just published in Child Development.
  • April 2014 – We'll be at the Development 2014 Conference at Carleton University in May.
  • March 2014 – Congratulations to Stephanie Williams and Matthew Berry for successfully completing their honours theses and welcome to Leia Kopp, our new graduate student!
  • December 2013 – Congratulations to Kinda Khadra for receiving the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) award!
  • October 2013 – Our research was featured in the Faculty of Social Science's World of Ideas magazine.
  • August 2013 – Laura Hanson has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Congratulations, Laura!
  • July 2013 – Laura Hanson's doctoral research on episodic foresight in children with autism spectrum disorder was just published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • April 2013 – Congratulations to Julian Caza for being awarded the School of Psychology's best English honours thesis!
  • April 2013 – We presented two projects at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

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Last Updated: 1/5/2015