Professor Mary Gauvain
Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, USA
I am interested in how social and cultural experience contribute to the development of thinking. I have done research on children’s learning in- and outside of school, understanding of water and food contamination in Sub-Saharan Africa, and cognitive development during cultural change.
The purpose of my research and teaching is to help others understand the complexity and wonder of children’s thinking. I also aim to increase appreciation of the important role that other people and cultural experience play in this development of human thinking.