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Department of Psychology
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Chicago, IL, 60637

Office Phone: (773) 702-0710
Fax: (773) 702-0886
Office: Green Hall 409
Labs: Beecher Hall, 203, 205
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Katherine Kinzler


Katherine D. Kinzler joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2008 as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Psychology.  She received her B.A. in Cognitive Science from Yale College, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Harvard University in 2008.  Professor Kinzler's research focuses on the development of social cognition, with particular emphasis on investigating infants' and children's attention to language and accent as indicators of group membership.  Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Research Interests:

  • Development of social cognition
  • Social categories
  • Empathy
  • Face perception
  • Cultural learning
  • Trust and perceptions of threat

Selected publications

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