The cognitive developmental unit
The cognitive developmental research unit (EKUP) was established in 2006 with funds from the Norwegian Department for children, youth, and family affairs. The purpose of EKUP is to investigate and promote basic research with respect to children´s neurological, cognitive, and social development, focusing both on typically developing children and children at risk.
About the group
The target population of EKUP´s work is typically developing children. However, we also conduct research with children showing atypical development, and children at risk of pathological development. All our studies are done with an experimental design, with an understaning of development as taking place through a combination of neural, cognitive, genetic and social factors.
- Development of social cognition
- The Removal study
- Children as witnesses
- Factors affecting the perceived credibility of eyewitnesses
Communicating our results
At EKUP we use many different methods and instruments, from observation of behavior to tests that measure eye movement and EEG.
We focus on communicating our findings within the field of applied psychology, publishing our results in both national and international journals. We arrange a larege annual conference and contribute to several smaller conferences. EKUP has seven researcers engaged in the current project period.