Judith Danovitch, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director of Undergraduate Studies


  • PhD Psychology, Yale University, 2005
  • AB Psychology and Biology, Harvard University, 2000

    Research Interests

    How preschool and elementary school children seek out and evaluate knowledge throughout their development

    Recent representative Publications

    Williams, A. & Danovitch, J. H. (in press). What does Mickey Mouse know about food?: Children’s trust in favorite characters versus experts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

    Danovitch, J. H. (2019). Growing up with Google: How children’s understanding and use of internet-based devices relates to cognitive development. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 2, 81-90.

    Danovitch, J. H., Fisher, M. E., Schroder, H.S., Hambrick, D. Z., & Moser, J. S. (2019). Intelligence and neurophysiological markers of error monitoring relate to children’s intellectual humility. Child Development, 90, 924-939.

    Wang, F., Tong, Y., & Danovitch, J. (2019). Who do I believe? Children's selective trust in internet, teacher, and peer informants. Cognitive Development, 50, 248-260.

    Danovitch, J. H., & Shenouda, C. K. (2018). Adults’ and children’s understanding of how expertise influences learning. Experimental Psychology, 65, 1-12.

    Danovitch, J. H., & Mills, C. M. (2017). The influence of familiar characters and other appealing images on young children’s preference for low-quality objects. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35, 476-481.

    Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., Rowles, S. P., & Campbell, I. L. (2017). Children’s success at detecting circular explanations and their interest in future learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24, 1465-1477.

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