Dr. Tara Mandalaywala visited the CORE Lab to present during our weekly lab meeting where she talked about her research on psychological essentialism and racial prejudice. Dr. Mandalaywala is a principal investigator and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She studies how variation in experience shapes cognition and behavior. She is particularly interested in how children adapt to their particular environment and how the environment shapes their perceptions, beliefs, and biases about the world around them. For more information about her research please follow this link.

Thank you, Dr. Mandalaywala for delighting us with a lively and interesting presentation!