My primary research areas are cognitive and social-cognitive development in young children. In particular, I am studying the cognitive processes underlying children's emerging theories of mind. Recently I have been examining the roles of executive functioning and planning in children's use and understanding of strategic deception. I also have extended my research to include examining this understanding in children with autism. A recent research interest of mine is focused the development of source monitoring in both typically developing children and children with autism.
Member of the Ch.I.L.D. Research Group
Children's Theory of Mind
Development of Source Monitoring
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
University of Calgary Research Grants Committee (URGC)