Center for Research on INTERPERSONAL Behavior (CRIB)
WELCOME TO THE CRIB
Start date: July 2024!
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Psychological and Brain Sciences Department
Here in the CRIB, we're interested in how children come to navigate the world.
CURRENT RESEARCH THEMES
We study how babies, children, and adults think about:
ACTIONS AND MINDS
When we observe others acting in the world, we can often infer their goals, beliefs, and experiences.
What are the developmental origins of our abilities to reason about others' minds? How do we overcome differences between our own and others' minds?
From birth, children often depend on others to learn new skills and knowledge and to achieve their goals.
What representations form our early-emerging knowledge of the social world? How do we come to identify individuals who may teach us and help us achieve our goals?
A social interaction can involve multiple individuals, each with their own goals, beliefs, experiences, etc. There can be a lot to track.
As adults, we make sense of others' social interactions. How do babies and children come to make sense of the minds of social agents?