Culture and religion have always fascinated me - both in terms of cultural and religious beliefs themselves (e.g., belief in a supernatural agent or in the efficacy of prayer) and the practices and rituals involved in many religious traditions - from baptism to meditation to fire-walking. Having grown up in the Midwest part of the US (Iowa and Wisconsin), I have always been eager to explore the world and witness the everyday lives of people all over the globe to learn more about the diversity of beliefs and worldviews people of all ages hold.
Hi! My name is Kirsten, and I am a Developmental Psychologist. Right now I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Developing Belief Network, and I am based out of Dr. Kathleen Corriveau's Social Learning Lab at Boston University. I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Riverside where I worked primarily with Dr. Rebekah Richert. I also like to hang out with people in Cultural Evolutionary, Cultural Anthropology, Philosophy, and other areas of Psychology, like Cognitive and Social.
Email: lesage AT bu.edu