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Tess Flanagan

Postdoctoral Associate
Psychology & Neuroscience


I am a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. I work with Dr. Tamar Kushnir in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Cornell University in 2023. 
My research broadly explores how children's social and moral cognition applies to their interactions with technologies (e.g., robots; smart speakers; chatbots). For example, I am interested in whether children think technologies have minds, whether children trust technologies, and how children respond to technologies' moral behaviors.

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