Lauren Myers, assistant professor of psychology, is an expert on screen time; her research is cited in a news story. Lauren Myers, assistant professor of psychology, shared her expertise in a parenting article from Medium about the impact of screen time on young children.

Myers runs Lafayette Kids Lab, where she conducts child development research on children’s learning from video-chat interactions with people.

The article cites two of Myers’ research studies.¬†In one study, Myers found toddlers who participated in daily sessions of FaceTime learned more words than toddlers who watched prerecorded videos. In another¬†study, Myers showed that kids who share their viewing experience with an active “co-viewer” can learn more from the experience.

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