Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Psychology
Department Chair, Cognitive Science
Education: B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Dr. Shtulman is a cognitive developmental psychologist who studies conceptual development and conceptual change, particularly as they relate to science education. His research explores both the acquisition of domain-specific concepts and the development of domain-general inference strategies. His work has appeared in such journals as Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Development, and Journal of Educational Psychology, and he is the recipient of an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation and an Understanding Human Cognition Scholar Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Dr. Shtulman is also the author of Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong (Basic Books, 2017).