Janet J. Boseovski
The goal of my research program is to understand the social, cognitive, and emotional factors that contribute to the development of a ‘theory of personality’in early to middle childhood. How do children come to understand the personality traits of other people and what are the processes that underlie this ability? My interests in this domain range from basic processes (e.g., cognitive mechanisms) to applied issues (e.g., school adjustment; prejudice and stereotyping; development of street-proofing programs). Currently, my students and I are examing biases in early personality reasoning, the types and quantities of information that children require to make personality judgments, sources of information upon which children rely to learn about a stranger, and the relation between children’s self-concept and their attributions of ambiguous social interactions. I am also interested in the theory of mind development (i.e., mental state reasoning) and executive functioning (e.g., working memory) in early to late childhood.
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