2014 Early Career Award Recipient
University of California, Berkeley
Life span Language and Cognition
Dr. Lombrozo's research illuminates the role of explanation in cognition. Her work is broad and interdisciplinary, building strong connections between psychology and philosophy. She studies causal reasoning and moral judgments, as well as preferences for teleological versus mechanistic explanations. Her research examines these preferences throughout the life span, from young children to older adults suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.