I study how children represent and learn new pieces of causal knowledge and come to acquire their "folk" or commonsense understanding of the world.
I am an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology in the CLPS Department at Brown University. I study children's cognitive development, particularly causal reasoning and theory of mind. I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms children use to acquire their commonsense understanding of the world. Some of the questions we ask in the lab are how do children acquire causal knowledge and make causal inferences; what is the interaction between intentionality and discovery in causal learning; how do children learn from others; and how do children conceptualize fiction and fantasy worlds.
DAVID SOBEL, Ph.D. in Psychology
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