Dr. Rebecca Brand
Dr. Brand is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Cognitive Development Project. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon. She has been at Villanova since 2002. Her interests include many aspects of infant cognitive development and learning, especially how babies learn from and about other people. Her work has been funded by Villanova Summer Research Funding as well as by the National Institutes of Health.
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