Principal Investigator

Zoe Liberman investigates the origins of human social cognition from an evolutionary perspective. She is particularly interested in infants’ earliest understanding of human social structure, how this understanding is shaped by experience, and how it changes across development.

Graduate Students

Diane Lee graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2012 with a B.A. in English Literature and completed a post-baccalaureate program in Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2016. She is interested in the interplay between group identity, self identity, and social behavior in early development. 

Undergraduate Students

Technical Staff

Riley is the Lab Coordinator for the Social Cognitive Development Lab. She graduated from UCSB in 2017 and plans on attending graduate school in clinical psychology.