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Department News

Sara Cordes and Alexa Veenema have both been granted tenure and will be promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations Sara and Alexa! Posted 2/22/16.

Sara Cordes, in collaboration with Hilary Barth and Andrea Patalano at Wesleyan University, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation on the "Foundations of Quantitative Thought: Number, Space, Time, and Probability." Posted 5/19/16.

Ellen Winner and Sara Cordes (along with Jill Hogan, who co-authored the grant and directs the project) have been awarded a two-year Research: Artworks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support their study on the effects of intensive orchestral music training on children's executive functioning, affective development, and school liking. Posted 5/11/16.

Katie McAuliffe's 2011 paper "'I had so much it didn't seem fair' Eight-year-olds reject two forms of inequity" in Cognition is listed as one of the most cited articles in this journal since 2011. Posted 5/3/16.

Maureen Ritchey

Maureen Ritchey will join our department in July 2016.


Research in focus

Liane Young, assistant professor of psychology and the director of the Morality Lab at Boston College, talks about her research that focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of human moral judgment and behavior.


Sara Cordes, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator of the Infant and Child Cognition Lab, discusses some of the more than 20 research studies currently being conducted in the lab.