Current Lab Staff
Anondah is a fourth year graduate student in the Developmental area of the Psychology Department at UC Riverside. Her research interests pertain to children’s cognitive development more generally, and children’s development of religious concepts (in both religious and secular populations) more specifically. She is currently working on a longitudinal study in the Childhood Cognition Lab on children’s understanding of prayer and other religious concepts. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Humboldt State University and an M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.
Kirsten is a third 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). She is also interested the mechanisms of transmission of causal reasoning, specifically for supernatural and natural causes. Presently, she is working on a longitudinal study in the lab examining children’s conceptions of prayer, supernatural beings, and causal mechanisms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Northwestern College.
Courtney is a first year graduate student in the Developmental area of the Psychology Department at UCR. Her research interests include: the effect that technology/screen time has on children’s ability to infer another person’s emotions and on emotional regulation, and the effects that religiosity has on children’s cognitive development, specifically differences between religions or religious denominations. She is currently involved in a study that is looking at how fantasy effects children’s transference to problem-solving tasks. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Child Development from California State University, Stanislaus.
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Research Assistants include motivated undergraduate students that volunteer in order to aide the development of ongoing research!