Sarah R. Beck
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
s.r.beck <at> bham.ac.uk
My research examines children’s and adults’ reasoning and problem solving, particularly in the domains of time and physical cognition.
In my work on counterfactual thinking and metacognition I conduct experimental studies exploring children’s handling of uncertainty and hypothetical thinking. I also investigate how adults’ apparently sophisticated thinking in these areas is often irrational. My work on children’s tool-making is identifying new ways in which we can think about problem solving and innovation.
Posters from SRCD
Nicola Cutting: What determines complexity in children’s tool making? [PDF]
Catherine Darnell: Children’s feeling of confidence under epistemic and physical uncertainty. [PDF]
Sophie Milward: The development of co-representation effects in a joint task. [PDF]
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