This area of research focuses on childhood, family, and social networks, and examines, through basic and applied research, how children learn and develop in the social contexts they live in, how one develops the ability to communicate with others from the very first days of life, and acquire the use of language. In addition, this research aims to analyse today's families and their role in relation to education, as well as the educational practices that can adequately support children during their growth.
This area explores the following lines of research:
- Infant research;
- language acquisition and development;
- families, family relations and parenthood;
- the development of emotional competence;
- educational activities for children;
- cooperation and conflict between groups.