Sarah BeckThis is me sitting on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley's One and Other installation while my student was presenting at the BPS Developmental Conference.

Sarah R. Beck

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School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

 

s.r.beck <at> bham.ac.uk

My research examines childrenís and adultsí 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 childrenís handling of uncertainty and hypothetical thinking. I also investigate how adultsí apparently sophisticated thinking in these areas is often irrational.† My work on childrenís tool-making is identifying new ways in which we can think about problem solving and innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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