July 2020: Tenelle Porter (UC Davis), Mark Leary (Duke University), and Andrei received a $234,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation to understand the circumstances under which students—and particularly students from stigmatized groups—feel uncomfortable admitting to others that they don't know or understand something, which may be an obstacle to learning.
May 2020: Andrei and his collaborators Sapna Cheryan (University of Washington), Joe Cimpian (NYU), and Sarah Lubienski (Indiana University) received a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to investigate the development and consequences of the gender stereotype that attributes boys' math success to their innate talent and girls' math success to their effort.
May 2020: The lab welcomes Natalie Hutchins, who is joining us as a lab coordinator! Natalie is a 2020 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, where she worked with Drs. Krista Casler and Lauren Howard. So glad to have you in the lab, Natalie!
April 2020: The National Science Foundation awarded Andrei and his collaborators Brian Donovan (BSCS Science Learning) and Catherine Riegle-Crumb (UT Austin) a $2 million grant to research how to teach genetics in high school without reinforcing essentialist views of gender differences.
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: Sophie Arnold won a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! Woohoo! Congratulations, 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!
September 2019: Jillian Lauer was awarded a 3-year National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development! Congratulations, Jillian!!!
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!
June 2019: Andrei was appointed Associate Editor at Child Development, the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).
April 2019: Our research is on the cover of NYU's Alumni Magazine!
April 2019: The United Nations tweeted about our lab's research as part of their celebrations for the International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day.
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.
March 2019: Andrei will deliver a keynote address at the 11th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers.
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! 
December 2018: Ryan Lei accepted a position as assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Haverford College! Congratulations, Ryan!!!
October 2018: NYU president Andrew Hamilton highlighted our lab's research on gender stereotypes in one of his emails to the university community
October 2018: Our lab is announcing a collaboration with Mattel, who will fund a postdoctoral fellow in the lab to conduct basic research investigating the factors that limit young girls' aspirations.
October 2018: Andrei and collaborators Luciana Carraro (University of Padova, Italy) and Michal Reifen Tagar (IDC Herzliya, Israel) were awarded a €32,000 grant to investigate the early expressions and antecedents of political orientation in young children. The grant also provides funds for an international workshop on this topic, to be held at University of Padova in 2019.
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.
June 2018: Andrei was appointed as a 2018-2019 Visiting Researcher at the Russell Sage Foundation. He will spend his time at the Foundation discussing and writing up his research on the development of gender stereotypes.
May 2018: Daniel Storage successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Storage, and best of luck in your new life as a prof!
April 2018: Ellie Chestnut was offered a faculty position in the Psychology Department at her alma mater, Pomona College!
April 2018: Lin Bian will be joining the faculty in the Department of Human Development at Cornell as the Evalyn Edwards Milman Assistant Professor of Human Development. Congratulations, Lin!
February 2018: Daniel Storage has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. Congratulations, Daniel!
December 2017: Our paper on the development of gender stereotypes about brilliance was ranked 5th in Altmetric's Top 100 most-discussed papers of 2017 (out of a total 2.2 million research outputs tracked).
October 2017: The Mindset Scholars Network and the Gates Foundation awarded the lab and collaborator Nim Tottenham (Columbia) $75,000 to study learning mindsets among children who have faced early adversity.
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.
September 2017: A special issue on explanation co-edited by Andrei and Frank Keil will appear in the October issue of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. The articles will be open-access for a month.
August 2017: Andrei published an opinion piece on the validity of the scientific claims in former Google employee James Damore's memo.
August 2017: We're excited to welcome three new lab members: Jilana Boston (new PhD student), Ellie Chestnut, and Ryan Lei (new postdocs)!
July 2017: Our research on gender stereotypes was featured on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly on NBC.
May 2017: The lab's research on gender stereotypes about brilliance was presented at the Gendered Creative Teams Workshop 2017 at the Central European University in Budapest.
May 2017: The lab's research on stereotypes as generic beliefs was presented at a workshop held at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford.
March 2017: Zach Horne will start as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State in January 2018. Well deserved, Zach!
February & March 2017: Lin Bian, Christina Tworek, and Larisa Hussak all successfully defended their dissertations! Congrats, Drs. Bian, Tworek, and Hussak!
February 2017: Lin Bian has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Stanford. Congratulations, Lin!
January 2017: Our lab's research on the development of stereotypes about intellectual ability was published in the journal Science and covered by major media outlets. 
December 2016: Our lab received a $50K seed grant from the Mindset Scholars Network and the Raikes Foundation to investigate the relationship between teachers' mindsets and students' learning!
September 2016: We are excited to announce that the Brooklyn Children's Museum has agreed to enter into a partnership with our lab!
September 2016: Our lab has formed a partnership with the American Museum of Natural History!
July 2016: Matt Hammond has accepted a faculty position at Victoria University of Wellington in his native New Zealand!
June 2016: Shelbie Sutherland has accepted a postdoc position at the University of Toronto!
June 2016: Erika Salomon is now a fellow of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago! 
May 2016: Andrei (co-PI) and Eva Pomerantz (PI) received $1.90 million grant from the National Science Foundation to facilitate children’s math learning via their parents’ mindsets
November 2015: Andrei organized The Process of Explanation, Psychonomic Society’s 2015 Leading Edge Workshop, in Champaign, IL.
August 2015: Andrei (PI) and Sarah-Jane Leslie (co-PI) received a $1.31 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the acquisition of gender stereotypes about intelligence.

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Our research is
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Institute of Education Sciences
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
Spencer Foundation
Gates Foundation
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Brooklyn Children's Museum
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