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The Barton Lab at Vanderbilt University is focused on supporting the  social development of all young children.  The Barton Lab conceptualizes and implements experimental intervention research to support healthy social development of children and to promote meaningful interactions across the people and contexts in children’s lives. On this website, you will find tabs that will orient you to Dr. Barton’s  research, current grant funded projects, graduate student research, and other resources useful for practitioners, families, and other researchers.



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