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 Childhood, Cultural Psychology, Method and Theory, Cognition, Neuroscience, and Cinema, Psychology of the Cosmos, Psychology of Humor, Statistics for Social Sciences, Cross Cultural Development and Mental Health, Computer Applications in Psychology, Psychology Through Documentary Film, Introduction to Childhood Studies, Graduate Statistics, Graduate Research Methods, Graduate Developmental Science, Cultural Psychology of Food, Graduate Pychological Science, Environmental Psychology.
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