Welcome to the Early Development Lab at Vanderbilt University, under the direction of Dr. Georgene Troseth. We study how very young children first understand and use simple symbols such as video images and pictures. Our research shows that it is surprisingly difficult for very young children to use information from a symbol to solve a problem. Some of our current research includes studying what toddlers learn from videos, video chat, and touchscreens, and how video games affect older children.
Our research depends on parents and children volunteering their time to participate, so come join us!


Are you and your child interested in participating in one of our studies?
Call the Early Development Lab at
(615) 283-0442 or email trosethlab@gmail.com.
If your child is the correct age for one of our current studies, we will schedule your family right away. If your child is not the correct age for one of our current studies, we will enter your information into our secure database of families and contact you in the future.
We welcome all families that are interested in participating, so please feel free to pass on our information to your friends, neighbors and relatives in the Nashville area.

Interested in participating in our research?  Email us!

If you have any question or would like to know more about our studies, please send us an email!

For more information about participating in one of our studies, please check out the PARENTS tab.
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417A Hobbs Psychology Building, just off 18th Avenue and Horton on the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt. 


Mail: 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203

Principal Investigator Georgene Troseth of the EDL receives Phase 1 award from Bridging the Word Gap Challenge. The app strives to close the gap between the number of words children of low-income families are exposed to versus children of higher-income families. http://www.wordgapchallenge.hrsa.gov/winners http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/03/peabody-storybook-app-wins-first-round-funding-in-federal-competition/

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