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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