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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Think Lab

The Think Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas studies how children and adults think about the world around them. We are interested in many aspects of thinking in children from ages three to 14 and adults, including:

  • How children and adults decide how much to believe the information they encounter.
  • How children and adults evaluate their own knowledge.
  • How children decide what kinds of questions to ask and who will help answer them.
  • How they determine the qualities that help someone make good judgments.
Director   Current students
Location     Publications
Projects   Laboratory meeting dates


Dr. Candice M. Mills (curriculum vitae)
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas
Green Hall
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Office: (972) 883-4475
Lab:  (972) 883-6075
Think Lab Web site

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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 78080-3021

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  • The Detective Study.
  • The Thinking Project.
  • Using Questions for Problem Solving.
  • Learning from Listening.
  • Critical Thinking about the Media.

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Current Students

Doctorate of Philosophy
Meredith G. Grant
Asheley R. Landrum
Fadwa B. Elashi

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Mills, C. M., Legare, C. H., Bills, M.*, & Mejias, C.* (in press). Preschoolers use questions as a tool to acquire knowledge from different sources. Journal of Cognition and Development.

Grant, M. G.*, & Mills, C. M. (in press). Children’s explanations of the intentions underlying others’ behavior. British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Elashi, F. B.*, Mills, C. M., & Grant, M. G.* (2010). In-group and out-group attitudes of Muslim children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 379-385.

Mills, C. M. and Grant, M. G. (2009). Biased decision-making: Developing an understanding of how positive and negative relationships may skew judgments. Developmental Science.

Mills, C. M. and Keil, F. C. (2008). The development of (im)partiality. Cognition, 107, 528-551.

Mills, C. M. and Keil, F. C. (2005). The development of cynicism. Psychological Science. 16, 385-390.

Full list of publications

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Laboratory Meeting Dates

Announced each semester. Contact Dr. Mills for times.

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