Tania Lombrozo joins Princeton from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Professor of Psychology as well as an affiliate of the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS). She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 2006 after receiving a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University. She is the Director of the Concepts and Cognition Lab, which focuses on a variety of questions concerning conceptual representation and reasoning.
Lombrozo’s research aims to address foundational questions about cognition using the empirical tools of cognitive psychology and the conceptual tools of analytic philosophy. Her work focuses on explanation and understanding, conceptual representation, categorization, social cognition, and causal reasoning. She is the recipient of numerous early-career awards including the Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, the Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition. Lombrozo's extensive writing on science and science blogs for a general audience can be found at NPR, Edge.org and Psychology Today.
Griffiths did his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Australia and received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005. He has been on the faculty at Berkeley since 2006. His research has resulted in awards from a number of organizations, including a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.