Cognitive Development Society

The society aims to provide a unified voice for the wide range of scholars, practitioners, and others who are interested in change and continuity in the intellectual processes that support mental life.

Join us October 12-14 in Portland, OR for CDS2017! Pre-conferences will be held on Thursday, Oct 12 with the full conference on Friday and Saturday, Oct 13-14, 2017.

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CDS2017 Program

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CDS2017 Mobile App

Navigate CDS2017 like a pro with the CDS mobile app, powered by Core-apps. With the app, you can stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker, and meeting information, receive important real-time communications, build a personalized schedule and much more!

Downloading the app is easy! Simply scan the QR code using your mobile device, or click here to be directed to the proper download version for your device.



Joint Statement regarding President Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”

We at the Cognitive Development Society, International Congress for Infant Studies and the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology hold that the pursuit of knowledge embodied by science is best served by engagement and interaction with all serious scholars regardless of national origin or creed. We are dismayed by any attempt to restrict opportunities for scientists to fully participate in global academic dialogue. Such efforts are immoral and they undermine the scientific enterprise. Understanding the complexity of human behavior, for example, requires us to explain how behavior varies across and within cultures.  Policy decisions aimed at helping all children thrive must therefore be based on science that is global and generalizable. We are committed to ensuring participation for scientists of all nations.


David Uttal, President
Amanda Woodward, Past President
Paul Lansley Harris, President Elect
David Sobel, Treasurer

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, President
Karen Adolph, Past President
Daphne Maurer, Past President
Lisa Oakes, President Elect
Roberta Golinkoff, Treasurer

Nathan Fox, President
April Ronca, Past President
Rachel Barr, President Elect