Welcome to the CUTE lab

We are a team of researchers at the University of Akureyri (Akureyri, Iceland) investigating how babies and young children learn to understand the world around them, and soon become active contributors to their interactions. Our main research topics focus on moral development (e.g., social evaluation, lying) and active learning (e.g., child- and/or adult-initiated behaviors, early curiosity) in different social and cultural environments.  

Our research takes the form of short, child-friendly interactive games or presentations that are designed to be fun and/or engaging to young children. We use a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., home and/or lab observations, behavioral experiments) across a range of ages (6 months through adulthood) and diverse cultural groups. 


Feel free to navigate through our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, how you can participate in our research, or how you can join our team

Contact Info: 



Norðurslóð, 600 Akureyri