Current Researchers

Faculty Sponsors

Professor

Dr. Anand is Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His pioneering research was widely recognized by the Dr. Michael Blacow Award from British Paediatric Association (1986), Pediatric Resident Research Award from…

Professor

The goal of my research is to understand the social meaning of linguistic variation. In order to do this, I pursue my sociolinguistic work in the context of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork, focusing on the relation between variation, linguistic style, social identity and social practice.

Professor
How do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and…
Associate Professor

I am broadly interested in the human ability to reason about others, learn from others, and inform others in communicative contexts. How do we construct rich, abstract theories about how the world works from our everyday experiences that often involve other people, and how do we communicate what…

Professor
Markman’s research interests include the relationship between language and thought; early word learning; categorization and induction; theory of mind and pragmatics; implicit theories and conceptual change, and how theory-based explanations can be effective interventions in health domains.
Assistant Professor

Steven Roberts is an assistant professor of psychology and a co-director of the Social Concepts Lab. He received his A.A. in Liberal Arts from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of…

Researchers

Doctoral Student, Psychology

Who am I, and how do I know who I am? I am interested in how humans form and update representations of themselves and other people. The complex problem of when, what, and how information becomes incorporated into self- and person-knowledge is incredibly fascinating to me, and I am curious how…

Lab Manager, Social Concepts Lab

Carmelle received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is interested in implicit biases, intergroup relations and moral reasoning especially in educational contexts. 

Research Coordinator, Social Learning Lab

I graduated from Carleton College in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology, as well as a B.A. in Studio Art. The year before joining the Social Learning Lab, I worked at the Service Learning Academy at the University of Nebraska, at Omaha, as a recipient of a Weitz Family Fellowship. Broadly, my…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

I completed my PhD in psychology at UC Berkeley and postdoctoral research at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and am currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Mike Frank in the Language and Cognition Lab at Stanford University. I'm interested broadly in how humans abstract away from…

Doctoral Student, Psychology

Reasoning about knowledge is both a ubiquitous and necessary part of human life. Without much effort, we can estimate how much others know, determine how valuable knowledge is, and efficiently transmit and obtain it ourselves. I study the way children think about knowledge and information to…

Doctoral Student, Computer Science

I am a doctoral student in Computer Science interested in the way that children's interactions and education are mediated and affected by technology. Currently, I am studying how child development should inform the way we teach computational thinking to young children. Specifically, how can we…

Lab Manager, Social Learning Lab

Over the last 7 years, I have spent my time working as a preschool teacher, research assistant, psychology student, and lab manager. All of these experiences have taught me a lot about children's learning and development and have motivated me to keep on learning more so that I can one day apply…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

Bria did her undergraduate work at Stanford, and is happy to be back on campus. She spent two years at École Normale Supérieure before doing her graduate work at Harvard University. She is broadly interested in the interface between visual perception and cognition – how do we know a cup is a “…

Research Coordinator, Pain and Stress Neurobiology Lab

Marcela is a clinical research coordinator associate for the Pain/Stress Neurobiology Lab within the department of Pediatrics - Critical Care. She is currently working with the Hair Biomarkers Study, which aims to look at wellness and stress in young children via hair samples. She graduated from…

Research Coordinator, Social Learning Lab

In 2017, I graduated with a BA in psychology and philosophy from Michigan State University. Following that, I taught first grade for a few years with Teach for America. I've come to this lab to strengthen my skills in quantitative research processes and to learn more about the field of…

Doctoral Student, Psychology

I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychology. I grew up in a small town in rural New Hampshire before coming to Stanford for undergrad. This change from a mostly homogenous environment to an extremely diverse one sparked my interest in how children learn about social categories like race…

Clinical Research Coordinator, Pain & Stress Neurobiology Lab

Grace graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. Her current work explores potential biomarkers of resilience and risk in preschool children. She hopes to pursue a career as a physician in the future in the field of child and adolescent medicine.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

Emotional cues are abundant in our daily lives. How do young children make sense of these cues? In my research, I study how infants and children use observed emotional signals to reason about the unknown world and to guide their learning and exploration. These abilities, I propose, are supported…

Doctoral Student, Psychology

I'm a graduate student in developmental psychology at Stanford University. I'm broadly interested in our representations of categories, and how those representations interface with language over the course of development. Other interests of mine include metaphor, non-literal language, and…