Lab Members

 

Principal Investigator

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Lisa Chalik, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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My research focuses on the abstract theories that children build and rely upon as they navigate the social world. I explore how children learn to organize the people around them into social categories, and how they make inferences about people on the basis of social category membership. I also study the implications of social categorization for moral evaluation. When I'm not working, I can usually be found baking, traveling, or obsessing over my dog, Dobby.

 

STUDENTS

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Sarah Finkelstein

I am entering my senior year at Stern College for Women where I am majoring in Psychology. I am excited to be joining the Developing Minds Lab and look forward to contributing to the important research that takes place here! A fun fact about me is that I have an office supplies obsession. 

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Leetal Winick

My name is Leetal Winick and I'm a junior at Stern College for Women, studying Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience. I'm so excited to be apart of the Developing Minds lab and gain from this incredible opportunity! A fun fact about me is that I'm obsessed with french fries!

Shira Levy

I am a Junior at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, studying Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies. I am looking forward to joining the Developing Minds Lab and exploring how children create social categories and create moral evaluations. My hobbies include knitting, traveling, and slam poetry. 

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Estee Lichtenstein

I am currently as senior at Yeshiva University, where I study British Literature, with a focus on Modernism, as well as Psychology. I’m looking forward to joining Dr. Chalik’s lab to explore how children categorize their social environment and infer the moralities of the people surrounding them. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, theater, concerts and getting away from the city occasionally to hike with my dog.

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Nina Miller

I’m a senior at Stern, majoring in psychology and hoping to pursue a career in clinical work. I’m looking forward to joining the Developing Minds Lab and contributing to the important research about children’s creation of social categories. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy long car rides, as I find them quite relaxing.

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Devora Tuchman

My name is Devora Tuchman and I’m a junior at Stern College for Women where I am majoring in Psychology. I’m really looking forward to joining the Developing Minds Lab and exploring moral development in children. In my free time I love drawing, listening to music and exploring NYC!

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Eliana Moss

I am a senior at Stern college for women majoring in Psychology and minoring in Studio arts. I am so excited to join the Developing Minds Lab and try to understand how children understand and learn from peoples behaviors. Some things that I love most are Madison Square Park, summer weather, and donuts! 

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Chemda Wiener

I am currently a sophomore in Stern College for Women and am interested in entering the field of psychology. I am excited to join this lab and discover more about social categorization from a child’s perspective and how that affects their thoughts and ideas of the human beings around them. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading and playing guitar.