15 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
The evidence that we gain in a research study rarely provides a strong basis for making broad, generic generalized claims regarding what we have "discovered.” We shouldn’t be surprised, harshly judgmental, or even especially gloomy when weak empirical findings don’t “replicate.” I suggest we move to a slightly different way of thinking about all this.
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Professor of Psychology, Queen's University, Canada
Mark Sabbagh is a professor of psychology at Queen’s University (Canada), specializing in developmental psychology. His research examines the social, cognitive, and neurobiological bases of preschoolers’ theory of mind development, and how theory of mind skills contribute to healthy social relationships throughout the lifespan. His work has been supported by SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC.