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Magali A. Mari

PhD Researcher  |  Cognitive Science Center  |  University of Neuchâtel

My research explores how children and adults learn and reason about social categories.

In my previous studies, I assessed the effects of gender stereo-types on attention. Notably, I studied how adults were affected by gender stereotypes during reading and while performing visual attention tasks.

Today, I focus on how children learn about social categories and the kind of inferences they make based on category member-ship. This line of research directly tackles the question of how children develop intergroup bias and stereotypic beliefs.