Catherine Carver

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of PhD: Children’s decision making under uncertainty

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Beck

My primary research interest is in children’s handling of uncertainty, specifically children’s decision making when faced with ambiguity.

Qualifications

BSc first class (Hons) in Psychology

Mres in Psychology

Biography

I have a first class honors degree (BSc) in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and an Mres in Psychology also from the University of Birmingham.

After graduating I worked as a research assistant for a year on several projects investigating children’s counterfactual thinking and children’s understanding of uncertainty. I was also involved in work developing new reading initiatives for use in primary schools and a longitudinal project investigating children’s early reading skills.

I am currently conducting behavioural studies in schools in addition to using eye-tracking technology to investigate children’s decision making under uncertainty and their ability to understand contradictions, with funding from the ESRC.

Research

Children’s cognitive and language development.

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