Judith Danovitch, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences

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 information; How children think about information sources, including the internet

    Recent Representative Publications

    Danovitch, J. H. & Lane, J. (in press). Children’s belief in purported events: When claims reference hearsay, books, or the internet. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

    Tong, Y., Wang, F., & Danovitch, J. H. (in press). The role of epistemic and social characteristics in children’s selective trust: Three meta-analyses. Developmental Science 

    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.

    Williams, A. & Danovitch, J. H. (2019). What does Mickey Mouse know about food?: Children’s trust in favorite characters versus experts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 187, 104647.

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