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Prof Malinda Carpenter


Professor in Developmental Psychology

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I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, then obtained an M.A. and a PhD in developmental psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where I worked with Michael Tomasello. I did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver, working with children with autism with Bruce Pennington and Sally Rogers, then had a postdoctoral position at the University of Liverpool. After that, I moved to Leipzig, Germany to work in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. There I was a member of the scientific staff and, for 5 years, had my own research group, before joining the University of St Andrews in 2013.

B.A. - University of Florida
M.A. - Emory University
PhD - Emory University
Postdocs - University of Denver, University of Liverpool Scientific staff - Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology