Director

Director

Rebekah A. RichertRRichert

Associate Professor
Ph. D., University of Virginia, 2003
office: 3111G Psychology
phone:(951) 827-4804
e-mail: rebekahr@ucr.edu
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Rebekah Richert is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at University of California, Riverside. Previous to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Paul Harris at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and with Dr. Harvey Whitehouse at Queens University-Belfast. This post-doctoral training was funded by a National Science Foundation International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Dr. Richert received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia under the advisement of Dr. Angeline Lillard. Based on her training in cognitive development, Dr. Richert has developed various lines of research into how children’s developing social cognition influences their understanding of religion, fantasy, and media. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Templeton Foundation.