I am a third year Developmental Psychology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia. I am also a fellow in the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE Academy).
I am interested in children's social and moral development, specifically focusing on how and when children become moral beings.
In Dr. Amrisha Vaish's lab, I investigate how children understand and enforce norms using multiple methods (behavioral, eye-tracking, and pupillometry). So far, my work has shown that children tattle for moral reasons, rather than selfish ones (Yucel & Vaish, 2018). I am also a member of Dr. Gerald Clore's Emotion and Cognition Lab.