Background

I received my B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan‘s Institute for Social Research.  I’ve been on the faculty at Rutgers University-Camden since 2005. I conduct research on a variety of topics at the intersection of cognitive, cultural, developmental, environmental, and social psychology, as well as behavioral economics (with Rutgers economist John Smith and psychologist Sarah Allred). Most recently I have been studying humor and Bayesian models of memory.  Click here to learn more about my most recent research

Courses Taught (Click on link for syllabus)

Psychology of ChildhoodCultural PsychologyMethod and TheoryCognition, Neuroscience, and CinemaPsychology of the CosmosPsychology of HumorStatistics for Social SciencesCross Cultural Development and Mental Health, Computer Applications in PsychologyPsychology Through Documentary FilmIntroduction to Childhood StudiesGraduate StatisticsGraduate Research MethodsGraduate Developmental ScienceCultural Psychology of Food, Graduate Pychological ScienceEnvironmental Psychology.

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