Professor, Ph.D. (U of T)
- development of deception
- social and cognitive development
- moral development
- cross-cultural differences
- child witnesses
I am a developmental psychologist with a focus on the influence of children’s social and cognitive development on their moral understanding and behaviour. I use experimental methods to systematically study children’s understanding of deception and their actual deceptive behaviours both in the laboratory and in the field.
I also examine cultural factors that influence children’s understanding and evaluation of lies in different contexts, as well as their actual lie-telling behaviours. Additionally, I am interested in issues related to child eyewitness testimony such as children’s competency, credibility, and our ability to detect their lies.