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contact: aysep@bu.edu

Welcome to my website!

 

I'm currently a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social Learning Lab (PI: Kathleen Corriveau) at Boston University, working with Kathleen Corriveau (Boston University) and Paul L. Harris (Harvard University) on the development of natural and supernatural thinking. Most recently, I worked as a postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Social and Moral Cognition Lab (PI: Larisa Heiphetz) at Columbia University. I obtained my PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016 and my MA in General Psychology at New York University in 2010. 

My research focuses on the interplay between culture and development of cognition from childhood to adulthood.  For more information on my research, see my previous and ongoing projects here and check out my publications here.

I also have a keen interest in history of psychology and psychological theories, and have coauthored several papers about Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory  which you can find on my publications page.

In my spare time I love to sketch , play oud,  and embroider.  I also love the sea and the color green.