The Child Development Unit

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Current Studies

The goal of many of our projects is to examine the social, emotional and behavioral developments of young children. Much of the stress infants experience in their daily lives is social in nature, and finding out how a social event affects memory, behavior, and physiology over the first months life will fill an important gap in our understanding of how normal infants cope with and remember a stressful event.