Here you will find information about the courses I have taught.

Spring 2020 – Boston University

WR150: Understanding Someone’s Point of View: Theory of Mind and Language

Course Instructor

Course Description: We all remember Atticus Finch’s memorable words in To Kill Mockingbird, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” But what does it mean to consider someone else’s perspective? How do we come to understand that others’ thoughts, memories, and intentions differ from our own? Are we born with this ability or do we acquire it through language? In this course, we will address these questions using cognitive psychology research and writings across genres. We will evaluate our ability to understand others’ minds as reflected by everyday behaviors such as acts of empathy and communication. We will apply our understanding of others to how they read and comprehend texts and to the process of writing. We will read papers by leading psychologists such as Alan Leslie, Rebecca Saxe, Jill de Villiers, Steven Pinker, and Paul Bloom.

Fall 2019 – Boston University

WR120: Understanding Someone’s Point of View: Theory of Mind Reconsidered

Course Instructor

Spring 2019 – Boston University

PS241: Developmental Psychology (Prof. Peter Blake)

Teaching Fellow

Fall 2019 – Boston University

PS241: Developmental Psychology (Prof. Kim Saudino)

Teaching Fellow

Spring 2016 – Boston University

PS325/326 Personality/Social Experimental Psychology (Prof. Andrea Mercurio)

Teaching Fellow

Fall 2015 – Boston University

PS101 General Psychology (Prof. Brenda Phillips)

Teaching Fellow

Fall 2014 – Macalester College

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