Welcome to WordPlay!

WordPlay is the child language and cognition laboratory at the University of Arkansas. The laboratory is directed by Dr. Douglas Behrend. Dr. Behrend and his graduate students conduct research on a variety of issues regarding the cognitive and social development of young children. You can find out more about us and our current research by clicking through the tabs at the top of this page.

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WordPlay Lab is recruiting: 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old participants for our research study “Children’s Understanding of Whispering as a Cue for Shared Information”

Interested in having your child participate in one of our studies? Please visit our Info for Parents page and fill out our Information Form!


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