Ph.D. Candidate

Tiffany DoanDevelopmental Psychology

BSc in Honours Psychology, Biology Minor, University of Waterloo, 2014

MASc in Developmental and Communication Science, University of Waterloo, 2015

Member of the Developmental Learning Lab

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Background

I received my Bachelor of Science in Honours Psychology with a minor in Biology and my Master of Applied Science in Developmental and Communication Science from the University of Waterloo. I am currently in the PhD program and am broadly interested in children's social cognitive development.

Research Interests

I am mainly interested in children's understanding of emotions. My primary research focuses on whether children can use probability to infer other people’s emotions. I am also interested in exploring whether infants can predict people’s behaviours from their emotions, and young children's understanding of preferences. In addition to these research interests, I am also interested in how difficulty information influences children's exploration and self-directed learning.

Publications

Doan, T., Friedman, O., & Denison, S. (2018). Beyond belief: The probability-based notion of surprise in children. Emotion, 18(8), 1163-1173.

Doan, T., Friedman, O., & Denison, S. (2018). Children use probability to infer other people’s happiness. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1628-1632). Madison, WI: Cognitive Science Society.

Doan, T., Denison, S., Lucas, C., & Gopnik, A. (2015). Learning to reason about desires: An infant training study. In D.C. Noelle, R. Dale, A.S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C.D. Jennings, & P.P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 578-583). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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