ITP Lecture: Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing the Development of Interpersonal Skills in 4K

September 15, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street

Kristin Shutts

Associate Professor, Psychology, UW-Madison

Kristin Shutts

Kristin Shutts studies social cognitive development and is particularly interested in the development of social categories and intergroup bias in infancy and early childhood. Which social distinctions matter most to children, why, and how does this change over development and a result of immersion in a particular culture? What mechanisms support the development of social categories and preferences, and what are the cognitive and affective consequences of children's earliest social category formation?