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Pearl Han Li

Postdoctoral Associate
Psychology & Neuroscience


Pearl Han Li is a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Pearl received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota in 2022.

Pearl is primarily interested in social learning and moral development, specifically focusing on (1) the different ways in which testimony can affect children’s moral judgments across cultures (Li, Harris, & Koenig, 2019; Li, & Koenig, 2022),; (2) the role of social or interpersonal trust on children’s testimonial learning (Li, & Koenig, 2020; Koenig, Li, & McMyler, 2021) and (3) the situational and cultural mechanisms that make children either too resistant, or too credulous to trust adult testimony, especially in the face of claims that contradict children’s own intuitions and prior knowledge Li, & Koenig, 2022).

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