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Evalyn Edwards Milman Associate Professor in Child Development
- College of Human Ecology: Human Development
Dr. Kushnir's research examines mechanisms of learning in young children, with a focus on social learning. Her previous work has addressed 1)how children use statistical evidence to learn new causal relations, 2)how new evidence interacts with children's prior causal beliefs, and 3)how causal learning is influenced by children's developing social knowledge and also by their own experience of action. She continues to explore the role that children's developing knowledge - in particular their social knowledge - plays in learning, a question with implications for the study of cognitive development as well as for early childhood education.