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 (e.g., baptism or fire-walking). Having grown up in the Midwest part of the US (Iowa and Wisconsin), I have always been eager to get out and explore the world, learn other languages, and witness the everyday lives of people all over the globe.
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 Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, and Philosophy.
lesage AT bu.edu
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