Dr. Valerie Kuhlmeier

My research program explores cognition from a developmental and evolutionary perspective. I examine the origins of our cognitive capacities in a comparative manner, studying infants, young children, non-human primates, and dogs. 

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Amy O'Neill

My research program focuses on the experience of parenting young children and how these parent-child interactions foster social, emotional, and cognitive development. Clinically, I work to support children and their families experiencing challenges related to child development and mental health.

Scott Robson 

I am a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience.  I am interested in the cognitive development of infants, particularly in how young infants learn from observing the actions of others. 

Tara Karasewich

My research is focused on social cognitive development. I am specifically interested in the factors that influence young children’s prosocial behaviour and the impact that shyness has on their social interactions.

Sylvia Pinheiro

I am interested in the developmental and evolutionary foundations of prosocial behaviour, with particular focus on the interaction with language and culture.  I'm also an open science and science communication enthusiast.

Brooke Hilton

I am interested in how children form and revise beliefs. Specifically, I examine how children update their beliefs about other individuals, with the aim of understanding how cognitive mechanisms of belief formation connect with selective social behaviour. 

Olivia Holden
Lab Coordinator

I recently graduated from McGill University and now work as the Lab Coordinator for the Social Cognition Lab.

  • Oversee research interns

  • Assist in all aspects of data collection

  • Organize day-to-day operations of laboratory

Honour's Thesis Students

2019-2020

Kate Hollingshead

2018 -2019
Brooke Hilton

Shanahan Shan
 

2017-2018
Megan Kenney
Emily Pepper

 

2016-2017
Natanya Levine

 

2015-2016
Nina Buchenrieder

 

2014-2015
Ruxandra Filip
Rayna Edels

 

2013-2014
Zoe Paul
Kelsey Slobodian
Danielle Speck

 

2012-2013
Annamaria McAndrew
Madison Healey

 

2011-2012
Kathleen Merwin

 

2010-2011
Sydney Oastler
Raquel Martinez

 

2009-2010
Kyleigh Schraeder
Victoria Freeman

 

2008-2009
Jessica White

 

2007-2008 
Sara Caird
Jenny Chu

 

2006-2007
Sarah Latimer

 

2005-2006
Lisa Hong
Katherine Chow

 

2004-2005
Kelly Anthony-Brown

Undergraduate Research Fellows

Brooke Hilton, NSERC, USRA

Brooke Hilton, Queen's ASURF

Ruxandra Filip, NSERC, USRA

Social Cognition Lab
Department of Psychology
62 Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6  Canada

(613) 533-2476 (Lab)
(613) 533-2478 (Dr. Kuhlmeier)

email: vk4@queensu.ca