Ilona (Lonnie) Bass

Ilona (Lonnie) Bass


CoCoDev @ HGSE

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How do people learn so much, so quickly? One answer to this question comes from recognizing that young children learn not only from their own exploration, but also from the testimony and evidence provided by other people. I scrutinize the role of social information in shaping and constraining children’s inferences through empirical work with children and adults, and with computational models that formally capture these cognitive processes.


  • Psychology, B.A., 2014

    Oberlin College

  • Psychology, Ph.D., 2021

    Rutgers University - Newark