The Development of Thinking About People: From Behavior to Brain, Part 1 - 2010

August 11, 2015

Adults are armchair psychologists: we attribute to ourselves, and to our social partners, a host of mental states such as goals, intentions, desires and beliefs in order to explain our own and others’ behavior. Dr. Jessica Sommerville from the University of Washington investigates the development of thinking about people from infancy through the school years using both behavioral and brain-based methods.

Dr. Jessica A. Sommerville, associate professor, Psychology, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington