About Me

I joined the Department of Psychology at Yale University in 1999. I grew up in Canada (Saskatchewan), received my B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and my Ph.D in Cognitive Science from MIT. Before coming to Yale, I was a faculty member at the University of Arizona—where I first set up my BabyLab and tested my very first infant.

I have received a number of awards for my research contributions, including the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and a James McKeen Cattell Foundation Award. I am a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

I teach classes on early cognition, on the development of morality and bigotry, and on the mental lives of infants and animals. I do research on some of these topics and am deeply interested in all of them.

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