Dr. Berger investigates the cognitive development of young children in the context of locomotion. She studies how infants acquire the problem-solving skills they need to navigate the world, particularly when there is an obstacle in their way. She also examines the relationship between sleep and motor problem solving.

Read more about research opportunities for undergraduates in Dr. Berger’s lab.

Contact Information

Sarah Berger, PhD
Full Professor
Building 4S Room 221A
Phone : 718.982.4148
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Child Development Lab

We study the development of cognition and locomotion in infants and toddlers. We would love to meet your baby! 

Research participation credits for PSY100 and CLUE credits are available for participation. Some of our studies are portable and can take place in your home. Others require a visit to our research lab on the CSI campus. Since March 2020, all studies are run online.

To be added to our e-mail list for opportunities to participate in research with your baby, please fill out this form.
To e-mail us, please contact the Child Development Lab for more information and we will be in touch soon.


Click here for the Summer 2020 newsletter with all the latest happenings in the Child Development Lab!


CSI Child Lab Space

About the Lab

Dr. Berger and her research team study the development of infants’ problem-solving skills in the context of locomotion.

Baby solving tunnel task.

Research in Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab is run by Dr. Sarah Berger, who holds a PhD in Cognitive development from New York University.

Sleep 2019 conference

Research Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Internships