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Shiri Einav

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

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My research focuses primarily on children's social cognitive development. In particular, I am interested in children's selective social learning. Much of children's and adults' knowledge about the… read more

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My research focuses primarily on children's social cognitive development. In particular, I am interested in children's selective social learning. Much of children's and adults' knowledge about the world is acquired indirectly from other people, rather than from direct experience. Our ability to benefit from the knowledge of others confers obvious advantages, but carries the risk that we will believe false claims (e.g., mistakes, lies). In order to balance effectively the benefits and risks of receiving information from other people, we need to be able to evaluate the likely truth of that information. The overarching aim of my current research is to examine how children master this task so that they remain open to reliable new information while filtering out unreliable testimony, thus optimising the social learning process. I am keen to hear from prospective PhD candidates who are interested in conducting a PhD in this area.

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