How do children understand the link between religion and morality? Does that change as they get older? How do differing religious traditions influence the way we talk about, “right,” “wrong,” “punishment” and “forgiveness”? Professor Larisa Heiphetz, Ph.D. investigates these questions through her lab at the Columbia Social and Moral Cognition Lab, along with broader ones about the social worlds of both children and adults. And if your children would like to participate in these studies, you can sign up here.


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Larisa Heiphetz, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University focusing on how children and adults think about their social worlds, in particular investigating how people think about religion.





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