Susan A. Gelman

Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Linguistics, University of Michigan, USA

About the author:

My research focuses on how children organize their experience into categories, how children discover and reason about non-obvious aspects of the world, and the role of language in these processes.

What I want to achieve:

I wish to reduce reasoning biases that create boundaries between people and contribute to stereotyping. I also believe that the more we understand how children think, the better the world can be, for children and their families.

Awards & accomplishments:

  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association.
  • Developmental Psychology Mentor Award of the American Psychological Association.
  • Election to the National Academy of Sciences.