August 2021: The lab was awarded a $20,000 pilot grant through the Templeton Foundation's Virtual Research Network on the Development of Intellectual Humility, of which Andrei is a member. The project will investigate the development of epistemic partisanship—the tendency to learn about the world in ways that favors one's ingroup's values and norms. This project was launched with a $10,000 prototyping grant awarded to the lab by the Virtual Research Network earlier in 2021.
April 2021: Andrei and Jess Gladstone received a $14,800 seed award from The Institute of Human Development and Social Change at NYU for an analysis of biographies of famous scientists written for children. They will investigate how prominent motivation dimensions (e.g., fixed vs. growth mindsets about ability and interest) are reflected in this popular category of children's books.
March 2021: We will be presenting our research at the upcoming conferences of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and American Educational Research Association (AERA) from April 7 to April 11, 2021. Check out our lab's schedule of presentations for SRCD and AERA! Hope to see you there!
December 2020: Dr. Kate Block is joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow! Kate obtained her PhD from The University of British Columbia, where she worked with Drs. Toni Schmader and Andy Baron. Welcome, Kate!! We're thrilled to have you in the lab!
December 2020: Melis Muradoglu won the Grinker Award, which is a dissertation completion fellowship awarded by the Department of Psychology at NYU. Congratulations, Melis!!
December 2020: Andrei was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor, effective January 1, 2021. Yay!!
May 2020: The lab welcomes Natalie Hutchins, who is joining us as a lab coordinator! Natalie is a 2020 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where she worked with Drs. Krista Casler and Lauren Howard. So glad to have you in the lab, Natalie!
April 2020: We're thrilled to welcome Sophie Arnold as a PhD student in our lab. Sophie graduated from University of Chicago and worked as a lab coordinator for Dr. Yarrow Dunham at Yale before joining us. She will be exploring the development of gender stereotypes and sociomoral reasoning, among other topics. Welcome, Sophie!!
April 2020: The lab welcomes Dr. April Bailey, who will start as a postdoctoral fellow with us this summer! April has a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from Yale, where she worked with Jack Dovidio, Marianne LaFrance, and Josh Knobe on a range of topics in social cognition. We're so glad you're joining us, April!!
March 2020: The lab is excited to welcome our newest member: Natalie Toomajian! Natalie will be one of our lab's coordinators. She has a bachelor's degree from University of Michigan, where she was a lab coordinator for Dr. Henry Wellman. We're excited that you're joining us, Natalie!
February 2020: Andrei will speak at a symposium organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the underrepresentation of women in STEMM.
December 2019: Andrea Vial accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi! She will be starting in Fall 2020. Congratulations, Andrea, and best of luck!!!
November 2019: Our newest research on gender stereotypes was featured in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times! Click to read the piece, authored by Amina Khan.
October 2019: The lab presented their newest work at the Cognitive Development Society conference on October 18 and 19. Click here for a summary of their presentations, in the form of a tweetstorm!
August 2019: We're excited to welcome Jess Gladstone, who is joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow! Jess worked with Allan Wigfield at University of Maryland for her PhD. In our lab, she will be exploring the factors that affect children's motivation (e.g., stereotypes, role models).
June 2019: Vivian and Andrei, along with collaborators Isobel Heck, Radhika Santhanagopalan, and Katie Kinzler, will be organizing a workshop on the development of political thought at the Cognitive Development Society conference this fall. Applications for posters and blitz talks are open through August 16!
March 2019: Our lab is excited to welcome its newest member, Dr. Jillian Lauer! Jillian did her PhD work at Emory and is now joining us at NYU to study the acquisition of gender stereotypes about intellectual ability and effort.
January 2019: Lab alumna Lin Bian was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. This award is presented yearly to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Way to go, Lin!! We're so proud!
September 2018: Andrei was named Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Kavli Fellows are selected by a committee of Academy members from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards and who have been identified as future leaders in science. Andrei will his present his research at the 2019 U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium.
September 2018: Welcome to Vivian Liu, who is starting out this year as a graduate student in the lab! Vivian, a Wesleyan grad, will be doing research on stereotyping, bias, and ways to reduce them. We're excited to have her as part of our team!
July 2018: We're excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Dr. Andrea Vial! Andrea has a PhD in social psychology from Yale, where she worked with Jack Dovidio, Marianne LaFrance, and Jaime Napier. She studies the psychological underpinnings of gender disparities, a line of work she will continue as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab.
September 2017: The Psychonomic Society organized a "digital event" to celebrate the publication of the special issue on explanation co-edited by Andrei and Frank Keil. Click to read the guest posts about the special issue.