Research in the Child Memory Lab focuses on how children remember and learn. It is important to study this because police, social workers, teachers, and parents frequently need children to remember key information. My collaborators and I seek to understand how children's memory works and what are the best ways of questioning children about their experiences and knowledge.
Lab Director: Professor Kim Roberts
Dr. Kim Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she has been since 2001. Prior to this, Dr. Roberts worked for five years at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland with Dr. Michael Lamb (pioneer of the NICHD interviewing protocol). Dr. Roberts has held research grants and worked with police and social workers in the US, Canada, Australia, and Britain. She is a recipient of the Premier's Research Excellence Award for her work on children's memory. For more information, please visit Dr. Roberts' Faculty page.
The Child Memory Lab is located on the second floor of the Science Building at Wilfrid Laurier University.
The Science Building is located at the corner of King St. and University Ave in Waterloo. If you are participating in one of our studies and want more information regarding parking or how to get here, please see the Directions page.
For more information about joining the lab, please visit the For Students page.