The ManyBabies Project
ManyBabies is a collaborative project for replication and best practices in developmental psychology research. Our goal is to bring labs together to address difficult outstanding theoretical and methodological questions about the nature of early development and how it is studied.
- Starting January 2018, we are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship!
- We hosted a workshop at the Cognitive Development Society in Fall 2017.
- We have a special issue in Infant Behavior and Development, due date April 1, 2018, on the topic of “Replication, Collaboration, and Best Practices in Infancy Research”
We currently have three ongoing projects:
- ManyBabies 1: Infant-Directed Speech Preference. Data collection began 5/1/17. (Lead: Mike Frank).
- ManyBabies 1B: The Infant-Directed Speech Preference in Bilingual Infants. Data collection began 5/1/17. (Lead: Krista Byers-Heinlein).
- ManyBabies 2: Theory of Mind in Infancy. Currently in the planning stages. (Lead: Hannes Rakoczy).
If you are interested in participating or leading a new ManyBabies project, please contact mcfrank (at) stanford dot edu.
Governance and Funding
The ManyBabies Governing Board is the group of individuals responsible for governance decisions in the ManyBabies project, including decisions about funding, new projects, and other project-wide concerns.
- Christina Bergmann (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
- Krista Byers-Heinlein (Concordia University)
- Michael C. Frank (Stanford University)
- Kiley Hamlin (University of British Columbia)
- Melissa Kline (Harvard University)
- Casey Lew-Williams (Princeton University)
- Melanie Soderstrom (University of Manitoba)
ManyBabies gratefully acknowledges funding from:
- The Association for Psychological Science, through a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
To learn more about the ManyBabies, approach, you can read our paper:
Frank, M. C., Bergelson, E., Bergmann, C., Cristia, A., Floccia, C., Gervain, J., Hamlin, J. K., Hannon, E. E., Kline, M., Levelt, C., Lew-Williams, C., Nazzi, T., Panneton, R., Rabagliati, H., Soderstrom, M., Sullivan, J., Waxman, S., Yurovsky, D. (in press). A collaborative approach to infant research: Promoting reproducibility, best practices, and theory-building. Infancy.