Living Lab offering research opportunities and community outreach on scientific discovery
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Researchers at the University of Virginia are thinking of looking into young children’s fairness behavior.
It’s part of UVA’s Child Development Laboratories, a group of nonprofit child development research labs that are dedicated to understanding how children learn and think.
Each month, researchers conduct a Living Laboratory program at a variety of locations around Charlottesville.
The Living Lab program has a dual purpose. It’s a research opportunity and an outreach program that works to engage families in the process of scientific discovery.
This month’s Living Lab is taking place Wednesday at the Gordon Avenue Library beginning at 2:30 p.m.
During this particular event, researchers will have a five-minute computer game set up to see if children are more likely to share items fairly when they have to make a quick decision or when they have to think about that decision first.
The UVA Living Lab program is part of the National Living Lab Initiative, in which researchers look at various topics involving child development and talk with families about the science of child development.
It uses games to explore a child’s cognitive and social development, such as how children learn in different environments or how children think about and interact with those who are different from them.
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