Current Research Interests
Broadly, research interests concern the psychological processes that enable human uniqueness (e.g., expectations of shared intentionality) and how these drive behavioral processes (e.g., the species-typical usage of language and morality to get about in the world). Present experimental focus is on the development of a receptivity to framing of dyadic tasks as either individual (parallel) or collaborative (joint) enterprises. This is currently investigated through examination of framing effects on children's helping, sharing, and sense of commitment towards an adult partner. This work employs behavioral analyses. My present theoretical focus is on elaborating the notion of human communication as a process of active inference.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
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