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I am interested in the ability to think about things outside the here and now: to imagine alternative possibilities and worlds. I am particularly interested in how children speculate about events in the past (counterfactual thinking) and their innovative problem solving. I explore the cognitive components of these higher cognitive functions in children and adults. I also collaborate to work with atypical populations.
More information about my research and my lab can be found at www.sarahruthbeck.net
Dr Beck completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford in Psychology and Philosophy (PPP) before moving to become a research assistant at the University of Birmingham, where she has studied and worked ever since.
PhD Psychology (2002) School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.
BA(Hons) PPP: Psychology & Philosophy (1995) University of Oxford.
Doctor of Philosophy1997 - 2001
Bachelor of Science, University of Oxford
Psychology and Philosophy (PPP)1992 - 1995
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, PCGLTHE2008
Willingness to take PhD students