Research in the Child Memory Lab focuses on how children remember and learn. It is important to study this because police, social workers, teachers, parents, and so on, 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.
Head of Lab: 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.
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. Families coming to the lab to participate can park in a reserved parking space located off of Bricker Ave. in-between the Science Research Building and the Learning Centre (also called the New Academic Building). The reserved parking space is space # 1502. Families will be met by a researcher at this location and given a parking pass to display in their car.
Here is a link to the main campus from Google maps.
Here is a map of the Laurier Campus (notice the Science Building at the corner of Bricker and King)