Current Lab Staff

Current Lab Staff

Anondah Saide

Anondah is a fifth year graduate student in the Developmental area of the Psychology Department at UC Riverside. Her research interests broadly pertain to culture and children’s cognitive development. She is currently working on: (1) her dissertation research on children’s development of religious and scientific concepts (in both religious and secular populations), and (2) a longitudinal study in the lab examining children’s conceptions of prayer and God, reality/fantasy distinctions, and possibility reasoning. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Humboldt State University, an M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and an M.A. in Psychology from UC Riverside.

office: 2129 Psychology
e-mail: asaid003@ucr.edu
Curriculum vitae

Kirsten Lesage

Kirsten is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Developmental area of the Psychology Department at UCR. Her research interests focus on children’s cognitive development in regards to concept development (e.g., supernatural beings, prayer, and possibility judgments) and the mechanisms of transmission of causal reasoning, specifically for supernatural and natural causes. Presently, she is working on: (1) her dissertation examining parents’ and children’s causal explanations for biological problems across cultures (USA, Colombia) (project title: “Explanatory Systems”), and (2) a longitudinal study in the lab examining children’s conceptions of prayer, supernatural beings, and causal mechanisms (project title: “Development of Religious Cognition”). She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Northwestern College and an M.A. in Psychology from UCR.

office: 2129 Psychology
e-mail: kirsten.lesage@email.ucr.edu
Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 Current Research Assistants

 

Khwaja Sohaib Ahmad

Class of 2020
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

Kassandra Avila

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology with emphasis in Pre-Health
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Ezra Isabel Cabreros

Class of 2019
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Shabri Dayal

Class of 2018
Department of Biology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Elizabeth Desantiago

Class of 2020
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Project: Explanatory Systems

 

 

 

Matthew Duffy

Class of 2018
Department of Philosophy
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

 

Lydia Ghabour

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Iveth Gutierrez

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Amanda Lopez

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

Emily Nelson

Class of 2019
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

 

Laura Pacheco

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Suki Quan

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Sipriana Rodela

Class of 2021
Department of Biochemistry
Project: Explanatory Systems

 

 

 

Alexia Ruiz

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology & Art History
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Paloma Tirado

Class of 2019
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

 

Randle Aaron M. Villanueva

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology
Project: Development of Religious Cognition

 

 

 

Megan Weimer

Class of 2018
Department of Psychology (Education Minor)
Project: Development of Religious Cognition