Ben is a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program working with Alex Shaw and Dan Yurovsky. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, where he worked with Dr. Jennifer Henderlong Corpus. He also received his MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, where he worked with Dr. Claire Hughes.
Broadly, Ben works on the interplay between language and social cognition across development. He is especially interested in emerging conceptions of knowledge and knowledge transmission, and in the language cues that drive children's inferences about knowledge.