Research isn't completed in solitary.

Below are some of the individuals who have helped me along the way.

University of california, riverside

Since joining the Childhood Cognition Lab (CCL) at UC Riverside in June 2014, I have worked with:

The following individuals have served on my MA and PhD Committees at UC Riverside:

Masters Thesis Committee

Rebekah Richert, PhD (Chair)

Developmental Psychology, UC Riverside

Mary Gauvain, PhD

Developmental Psychology, UC Riverside

Rachel Wu, PhD

Developmental & Cognitive Psychology, UC Riverside

Doctoral Dissertation Committee

Rebekah Richert, PhD (Chair)

Developmental Psychology, UC Riverside

 

Mary Gauvain, PhD

Developmental Psychology, UC Riverside

 

Keith Widaman, PhD

Educational Psychology & Quantitative Methods, UC Riverside

Andrew Shtulman, PhD

Psychology & Cognitive Science, Occidental College

Advisor:

Rebekah Richert, PhD

Labmates/Collaborators in the CCL

Nicholas Shaman, PhD

Anondah Saide, PhD

Christina Williams, BA

Alisha Conover, BA

Collaborators

A few projects and individuals I currently collaborate with include:

Magic in Mauritius

 

This study examines how participation in black magic/witchcraft rituals or religious rituals relate to (dis)trust and blame attribution within the Hindu communities of Mauritius. I conducted fieldwork in Mauritius July - August 2018 alongside:

Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD

Cultural & Experimental Anthropologist, University of Connecticut

Director of the field site in Mauritius

Aiyana Willard, PhD

Cultural Evolution Psychologist, Brunel University, London

Explanatory Systems for Biological Illnesses (ESBI)

This set of studies examine my own line of research on causal reasoning and causal explanations. Specifically, using experimental design and structured, qualitative interviews, we examine the causal mechanisms (folk, scientific, religious, supernatural, moral) children and their parents attribute to the causes and treatments of biological illnesses, their reasons for endorsing those causes, and parents’  approaches to explaining the causes of illness to their children. The following individuals assist in either data collection or methodological design or both:

Laura Posada, BA

Role: Paid Field Research Assistant for Data Collection and  Assisted in Methodological Design for Colombia & USA

Study Population & Location: Spanish-Speaking Catholics, Colombia

Child Ages: 4.00 - 6.99-years-old

Dates: August 2017 - Present

Aiyana Willard, PhD

Role: Co-PI; Assisted in Methodological Design for Mauritius

Study Population & Location: Hindus, Mauritius

Child Ages: 7.00 - 10.99-years-old

Dates: August 2018 - Present

Undergraduate research assistants

No research project is completed without the assistance of an army of research assistants (RAs). 

I have supervised (or co-supervised) the following undergraduate RAs since June 2014:

Former RAs

Frances Abalos*

Kai Alexander*

Fiorella Atoche Fernandez*

Kassandra Avila*

Timothy Baum*

Youstina Beshay*

Iveth (Gutierrez) Bruner

Alysa Butler*

Ezra Cabreros

Valita "Minnie" Chailert*

Jasmine Chen*

Ashley Claudio*

Estefani Crisostomo*

Mithila Dastider*

Jiselle de Anda

Roxana Diaz

Haylee Drew*

Matthew Duffy

Sonal Dyavarshetty

Fabian Fantilla*

Saba Faridi

Jessica Florentino*

Dominique Fonseca*

Jessica Garcia

Lydia Ghabour

Cristal Gutierez

Tara Haidary*

Merna Hanna*

Jennifer Hernandez*

Insia Hirawala*

Zahra Hirawala*

Paloma Iñiguez

RAs in the Childhood Cognition Lab (UC Riverside)

Kitcia Jaramillo*

Shirley Leanos*

Belen Leon Perez

Amanda Lopez*

Crystal Lopez*

Jack Lopez*

Neil Lopez*

Anayeli Luna Reyes

Albert Ly*

Yolanda Medina*

Mayra Morales*

Angela Nagtalon*

Nicole Neermann*

Emily Nelson*

Laura Pacheco

Shabri Patel

Jake Perez*

Laura Posada*

Suki Quan

Alexia Ruiz

Mayra Salas

Daria Simpson*

Teresa Solis*

Susan Soudchantho*

Alysia Thind*

Austen Trainer*

Thao Tran*

Peter Van*

Randle Villanueva

Megan Weimer*

Tekeyah Whitworth

Jeanette Zazueta*

Current RAs

Longitudinal Study on Religion:

Khwaja Sohaib Ahmad*

Keanna Dunn

Dina Habib*

Vedika Iyer

Emily Weddle

Anthony Zafra

Dissertation Research:

Rachel Cabrera

Miriam Chacon

Elizabeth Desantiago

Francisca Elizarraraz

Jennifer Lopez

Ashley Marin

Sarah Panameño

Maria Peña

Vanessa Peraza

Amahyrani Pina

Cassandra Rios

Sipriana Rodela

Mayra Rosas

Estefania Trevino

Graciela Trujillo

Tracy Vargas

Note: * Indicates RA was co-supervised with:

Anondah Saide (2014-2016), Christina Williams (2015-2016), and/or Alisha Conover (2018 - Present)

RAs in Mauritius

Charlotte Adelaide Aloise

Leelamrita "Swarna" Anooroop

Houmayrah Jeeawody

Varsha Ramdhunee

Yashila Ramkalam

Nachita Rosun

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