Deena Weisberg, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Deena Weisberg is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on imaginative thinking, with particular focus on how young children learn from fictional stories and how their imaginative capacities contribute to their development. She also studies scientific reasoning in children and adults. Some recent projects on that topic investigate the public understanding of science, particularly neuroscience and evolutionary theory, and the relationship between knowledge of science content and scientific reasoning abilities. Dr. Weisberg completed her Ph.D. at Yale University and underwent postdoctoral training at Rutgers University and Temple University.