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Amrisha Vaish

Amrisha Vaish is an associate professor of psychology at University of Virginia, and was formerly a Dilthey Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Her research focuses on the ontogenetic emergence of the moral emotions, cognitions, and behaviors that make children successful cooperators. Her other research interests include infant social referencing, children's understanding of others' desires as an early form of theory of mind, and the development of the negativity bias.