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Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center

Faculty/Student Research Opportunities

Different research opportunities, independent studies, and internships are available at the CDC. We welcome faculty and students from any department to participate and conduct research with young children and their families. Faculty sponsors are required as well as approval from the Executive Director of the CDC. Please contact dterordedoyle@rollins.edu

Students participate in observational research, learn child development theory, and practice while interacting with children of diverse abilities.

Students in the Lab

Students participate in observational research, learn child development theory, and practice while interacting with children of diverse abilities.

Ongoing Research Projects

 Philosophy with Young Children  

This is an ongoing project with the 4 year old children and Director Diane Doyle, that was developed with Dr. Erik Kenyon's philosophy students from 2015-2020.  The curriculum was compiled into an Early Childhood curriculum book coauthored by Dr. Kenyon, Diane Doyle and Dr. Carnahan. Ethics for the Very Young was published in 2019.

Ethics for the Very Young

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2020-2021 Special Courses and Projects

Education

Dr. Jenn Manak's students will work with children 4 years of age with their reading students.  Students create activities supporting literacy skills and then assess children's emergent literacy skills.

Dr. Jie Yu's students will create lesson plans for teachers to implement studying Diversity in Early Education.

Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program 

Dr. Stephanie Kincaid's students conduct senior research in Applied Behavior Analysis with children.


Psychology

Dr. Sharon Carnahan's Developmental Psychology Students learn observation skills while studying child development.

Dr. Alice Davidson's senior student research project on children's awareness of environmental knowledge and it's impact on their behavior in conservation and environmental responsibility.