News

May 15, 2018

Senior research assistant Maya Longtin presented a poster of her work at the URCA conference at UCSB. For her study, Maya showed children two foods: one that was contaminated, and one that was clean. Although children understood that the contaminated food was "germier," they only chose to eat clean foods when the clean foods were presented by a native (rather than foreign) speaker. Congrats, Maya!

January 18, 2018

Zoe Liberman was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. This award is presented to psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-Ph.D. career and recognizes innovation and future potential. Check out all of the current Rising Stars at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/rising-stars/stars.cfm

June 17, 2017

We joined the Santa Barbara library for their summer reading kick-off fair! We got to interact with parents and tell them about participating in science while doing a fun interactive project with kids. Everyone loved our slime-making science project. You can make slime yourself at home--just follow this recipe: http://www.elmers.com/projects/project/elmers-colored-recipe

August 21, 2016

Check out this op-ed in the Grey Matter section of the New York Times on our research on the social nature of food in infancy.

August 09, 2016

Click to check out the links to the full-text of our paper on infants' reasoning about food (open access) as well as to press coverage from the universities involved in the research. 

March 13, 2016

Check out this op-ed in the Grey Matter section of the New York Times on our research on bilingualism and communication.