Graduate Students

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Julia AdultJulia Van de Vondervoort, PhD Candidate

Julia is interested in early moral reasoning. She is currently investigating how infants and young children evaluate prosocial and antisocial actions, and what factors influence performance of these actions.




Enda Tan, PhD Candidate

Enda is interested in the evolutionary and ontogenetic origins of moral evaluations, and is currently investigating whether property rights influence infants’ reasoning about sharing and taking behaviors.



image2Sandra Lasry, Visiting PhD Candidate 

Sandra is interested in the implication of intersubjectivity in the emergence of morality. She explores to what extent mechanisms such as social referencing and perspective-taking impact infants’ moral evaluations. Sandra is currently a visiting international PhD candidate.



image2Miranda Sitch, MA Candidate

Miranda is interested in the development of social cognition. She is particularly interested in the development of prosocial behaviour, moral cognition, and empathy, as well infant’s and children’s understanding of others mental states. She is currently investigating the early development of skills and capacities related to wisdom.



Former Graduate Students


Jason AdultJason Martens, PhD

Jason is currently teaching at UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.





Doan AdultDoan Le, MA

Doan is currently pursuing a career in education.





Wanying AdultWanying Zhao, PhD 







Conor SteckConnor Adultler, PhD





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