Graduate Students


Raechel Drew, PhD Student

I'm most interested in understanding how prosocial and moral behaviours develop across infancy and early childhood. In particular, how do individual differences in cognitive development, temperament, and early experiences shape our interactions with others and what we think about the actions of others? How do socio-moral judgements exhibited in the first months of life relate to other aspects of social and moral development?

Francis Yuen, PhD Student

I'm interested in how infants and children develop inter-group biases in social and moral evaluations. I am particularly interested in examining the relationship between emotion and sociomoral judgement.
Zohreh Soleimani, MA Student

I hold a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Communications and a MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Tehran, Iran. My thesis was on the Emerging Adulthood stage and its cultural implications in Iranian culture. I found out that one of the most important markers for emerging adults to perceive someone as an adult was social skills and being mature in relationships, which includes moral values and prosocial behavior such as being helpful or supportive for others. Since then moral development has become my passion. More specifically, I am interested in human sociomoral nature and the cognitive and emotional mechanisms underlying moral functioning in infants.
Neslihan Oguz, MA Student

I received my Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul. I am interested in the social interaction, the development of prosocial and moral behaviours. Specifically, which social cues infants use to make social evaluations and inferences?

Former Graduate Students

Doan Le, MA Student

Jason Martens, PhD Student

Conor Steckler, PhD Student
Wanying Zhao, PhD Student
Miranda Sitch, MA Student

Sandra Lasry, Visiting PhD Student
Julia Mermier, Visiting MA Student
Julia Van de Vondervoort, PhD Student

Julia is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. She can be reached at
Enda Tan, PhD Student

Enda is now a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Human Development and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Program at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at
Yunru Ma, MA Student

Yunru is interested in the development of children's moral evaluation toward third-party punishment.

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