Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


I did my undergraduate work at Swarthmore College in Psychology and Computer Science and my graduate work at UC Berkeley in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. I study how children represent and learn causal relations and understand others' mental states. In addition to work on causality and theory of mind, my recent research is in selective social learning, children's prosocial behavior, and children's metacognitive understanding of learning. This last piece of work is done in collaboration wtih Provdience Children's Museum, with whom I have an active collaboration.

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