Angela Evans

Professor, Ph.D. (U of T) 

Angela Evans, Psychology, Brock University

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Developmental Psychology

  • 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.

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