Tania Lombrozo


Tania is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an affiliate of the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She directs the Concepts and Cognition Lab at Berkeley, where she and her students use the tools of cognitive psychology to address questions at the intersection of philosophy and psychology, including how we learn about the world, how we draw inferences from the known to the unknown, and how we think about science and morality. 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. She blogs about psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science at Psychology Today and for NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos & Culture. Tania received her PhD in Psychology from Harvard University in 2006, and a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University in 2002.