Our goal at the Cognitive Development Center is to understand thinking and how it changes with development. We work with infants, children, and adolescents to explore the development of executive function, memory, and language. These cognitive processes develop dramatically during childhood, and predict important life outcomes years and even decades later. We also explore social and emotional influences on these developments, and implications for interventions. Learning how these abilities develop can help us understand not only how children think, but also how we come to think as adults.