Jedediah Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology



Office: HZ-42
Phone: +90 312 290 25 67
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  • PhD in Developmental Psychology & Cognitive Science, Lehigh University, 2012
  • MS in Cognitive Psychology, Lehigh University
  • BS in Cognitive Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Former Affiliations: Post-doctoral researcher at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2013


Most broadly, I am interested in the nature, learning, and development of knowledge within the specific domains of socio-cognitive and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. Areas of interest include: cultural evolution, imitation, theory of mind, infant research methodology, the nativist-empiricist debate and the emergence of new knowledge.