Welcome to the Childhood Cognition Lab!

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The research in the Childhood Cognition Lab explores the interaction between culture and cognitive development. To study this topic, our research focuses on the influence of religion, fantastical thinking, and media exposure on cognitive development. Please Browse our site and feel free to contact us with any questions.


Are you and your child interested in participating in one of our studies? Check out the Parents section of our webpage for more information.

Current Students:

Interested in working in our lab? Check out the Research Assistants section of our webpage for more information.

Future Graduate Students:

Thinking about attending graduate school at UCR? Please feel free to contact Dr. Richert by email (rebekahr@ucr.edu) or phone (951-827-4804) for more information about being a graduate student in the Childhood Cognition Lab.

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The research in this lab is supported by Social Science Research Council Grant and has been supported by the Cognition, Religion, and Theology Project and the National Science Foundation (# 0623821).