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 form stereotypical representations.