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Graduate Student Jennifer Clegg received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Posted: April 1, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Clegg!  Jennifer was selected as a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipient. Jennifer works in Cristine Legare's Cognition, Culture, and Development Lab. The title of her project is Contextualizing Conventional and Instrumental Learning Across Cultures. Her research will examine the development of imitation as a tool for social learning in early childhood across a variety of cultural settings, including Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific. In addition to examining the impact of contextual and social cues on children's imitation experimentally, the research will use systematic observation in  early childrearing settings such as homes and preschools to provide insight to young children's naturally-occurring social learning behaviors.

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