I'm a fifth year Developmental Psychology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia. I am also an alumna of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE Academy).
I'm primarily interested in the development of social cognition and morality, specifically focusing on how and when children become moral beings. Using behavioral, eye-tracking, and pupillometry methods, my research investigates how children and adults understand (Yucel et al., in prep, under review) and enforce norms (Yucel & Vaish, 2018), and the role of affect in moral decision-making (Beeler-Duden*, Yucel*, & Vaish, in press).
Development, Emotion, Fairness, Gossip, Morality, Norms, Social Cognition, Tattling