CDS 2024

Pasadena, CA
March 21 – 23, 2024

Countdown to Pasadena








Statement on Crimes and Human Rights Violations Against Children During War and Armed Conflict

The Cognitive Development Society strongly condemns forcible transfer of children from their homes and families for political reasons. Instances of forcible removal represent an important international concern both in the Global North and Global South…

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Statement of solidarity with trans and LGBTQIA+ youth

At the Cognitive Development Society, we stand in strong support of the LGBTQIA+ community. As scholars working to understand and improve the lives of children through the study of cognitive development, we are profoundly disappointed to see the recent political efforts targeting LGBTQ+ children and in particular, transgender children, and to observe elected leaders encouraging or even mandating that doctors, parents, and teachers violate best practices in medicine and child development…

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CDS 2022 Announcement

Dear CDS members and future conference attendees,

We are writing to update you about our 2022 conference plan. First, thanks to the more than 600 of you who replied to the survey about your preferences! As with most things these days, our membership was split about their preferences, but more people were interested in an in-person event than not. Respondents were especially eager for an in-person event with some safety precautions in place (e.g., requiring vaccination and masks)….

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CDS Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination Statement

We express our deep concern about recent horrific acts targeting Asian and Asian Americans. Anti-Asian racism and discrimination has been on the rise in the U.S., with 3,795 hate incidents reported in the last year alone according to the Stop AAPI Hate national report…

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Social Justice Bibliography

We are pleased to announce a new resource available to the CDS community: we have compiled an annotated bibliography offering literature that contributes to our understanding of how racial prejudices develop…

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CDS BLM Statement

At CDS, we write with sadness and outrage over the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others in recent and not-so-recent American history. That the present moment is occurring in tandem with COVID-19, which has disproportionately…

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Cognitive Development Society

The Cognitive Development 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.