Our lab mission is to conduct innovative and robust research concerning the origins of our folk theories of psychology and physics, using the tools of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.


  1. Rigor, transparency, and reproducibility in our work. We share our data, stimuli, and analysis scripts, formally pre-register confirmatory analyses, and report exploratory findings as such.

  2. Community in our lab environment. We help and support each other to do the best work we can. This means giving feedback on papers and talks, reviewing code, and getting each other through the tough parts of science.

  3. Changing the face of science. Historically and currently, people with marginalized identities face barriers to success in our field. We commit to fighting these inequities through mentorship and outreach.