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In October, the ECC lab had the opportunity to present two posters: “Children’s Attitudes Toward Gossipers” and “Young Children’s Resistance to Misinformation: The Effects of Executive Functions and Interviewer Rapport Building”. Additionally, PhD Student Kathryn Harper, held a research talk for “The Effect of Perceived Threat to Freedom of Choice on Children’s Preference for Scarcity” at…

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In October, the ECC lab had the opportunity to present “The Effect of Interviewer Rapport Building on Children’s Credulity Toward Misinformation”, and “Less is More: Development of Children’s Preference for Scarce Objects” at the biennial Society for Research in Child Development conference, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Lili Ma also held a research talk on “Social Cognition in Intergroup Contexts:…

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In August, the ECC Lab had the opportunity to present “The role of minority/majority status in young children’s racial awareness and social preferences”at the 23rd International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan. You can read the poster here.

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Kathryn received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Master’s CGS Award, an award that recognizes a student who demonstrates a high standard of achievement in early graduate studies.. Congratulations Kathryn!

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Kyla received the CCDP Teaching Assistant Award, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching on the part of undergraduate or graduate Teaching Assistants.

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Rebecca received the 2015 – 2016 Canadian Psychological Association’s Commendation of Excellence award for her undergraduate honors thesis, as well as, the Psychology Scholar’s Circle award, presented to students who achieved a CGPA of 4.0 during the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations Rebecca!

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Sophie was a 2016 recipient of the B.E.S.T Project Fund, an experiential learning award supporting her excellent work in the lab. Congratulations Sophie!  

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In May, the ECC lab had the opportunity to present “Negativity bias in young children’s use of multiple source gossip to selectively learn from others” at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Illinois. You can read the poster here.

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