Child Development Lab

Graduate Students 2021

Devon D’Andrea

Devon D’Andrea is a second year Master’s student who has been in the lab for several years. Her thesis examines young children’s understanding of several aspects of medical consent: the ability to reason about long term benefits weighted with immediate minor ham (as in a flu shot) and expertise. She has also worked on several papers with Dr. Allegra Midgette and is coauthor on two papers which are currently under review.


Ryanne Schaad

Ryanne Schaad is a second year graduate student who has been in the lab since she was an undergraduate student, starting with the lab in the Fall of 2018. Her thesis is on adolescents and emerging adults’ reasoning about rule violations on social media. She developed a new methodology for her thesis to increase the ecological validity of her measures. Participants see a realistic social media post and are asked to respond. She expects to find that participants will respond differently to different types of rule violations. Her thesis has been accepted as a Stage 1 Registered Report at Collabra: Psychology.


Joseph Reyes

Joe started the graduate program in the fall of 2020. He is developing a thesis project on changing minds about making a sacrifice for others’ freedoms or welfare.

Undergraduate Students 2021

Lauren Rossi

Lauren has been in the lab since 2018. She has interviewed children in schools, coded interviews, helped to film study stimuli, and she is currently focusing on the Cartoon Rules study.


Tess Hall

Tess started with the lab in the Spring of 2020. She has interviewed children in schools. coded interviews, helped film research stimuli, and she currently is co-leading the Cartoon Rules study with Dr. CM.


Annie Mcconnon

Annie started in the lab as a Summer Scholar student in the Summer of 2020. She is co-author on a study under review on judgments of opens science practices, and she is involved with a new study of Research Ethics. She has also presented research at the Association for Moral Education with Dr. CM and Dr Midgette on reasoning about division of labor. She also has experience with data entry, coding, transcribing and participant recruitment.


Morgan Bower

Morgan started in the lab as a Summer Scholar student in the Summer of 2020. She is co-author on a study under review on judgments of opens science practices, and she is involved with a new study of Research Ethics. She has also presented research at the Association for Moral Education with Dr. CM and Dr. Allegra Midgette on reasoning about division of labor. She also has experience with data entry, coding, transcribing and participant recruitment.


Kara Mcsweeney

Kara started with the lab in the Fall of 2020. She has coded interviews and she is currently helping with the Cartoon Rules study.


Join the Lab

Students who are interested in the joining the Conry-Murray Lab should read the information below and then email Dr. Conry-Murray.

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