AMIS: Friendships, Maturity and Social Interactions

ADOS: Adolescents and Socially Oriented Decisions

These two studies aimed to understand social development in children and adolescents by measuring their cognitive and social skills, with a particular focus on sociomoral reasoning.


    • 76 children 6-12 years
    • 92 youth 13-20 years


  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Executive Functions
  • Social Cognition
  • Behavioral questionnaires


  • Greater Montreal Area

Key Results

These projects explored the trajectory of sociomoral development through childhood and adolescence, showing a linear progression in moral maturity over time. Associations were found between sociomoral reasoning, executive functions, and theory of mind. Several publications are available on this project.


Executive functions such as verbal fluidity and cognitive flexibility are associated with sociomoral reasoning.

Theory of Mind

Theory of Mind allows individuals to understand others’ perspective and is associated with sociomoral reasoning.


Sociomoral reasoning maturity increases progressively between 6 and 20 years.