Dr. Kiley Hamlin earns the SPP Stanton Award

Dr. Kiley Hamlin, an associate professor of psychology at UBC, is the recipient of a 2018 Stanton Award for young scholars. The Society for Philosophy and Psychology’s Stanton Award recognizes budding scholars who are making significant contributions to interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and psychology community as a whole.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to win this award, particularly because it reflects the interdisciplinary nature of research in human moral development”, says Hamlin.

Hamlin’s research revolves around the role of evaluative processes in our everyday cognitions about the world. Her work explores the human tendency to judge individual’s actions; why do we frame things as good or bad, and how are those evaluations linked to our social understandings and morals?

Dr. Hamlin is Director of the UBC Centre for Infant Cognition and a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology. She is also part of the Early Development Research Group, a consortium of six research centers interested in the development of language, learning, and social understanding in infants and children.

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology is the premier scientific and educational organization for philosophically interested psychologists and psychologically interested philosophers in North America. The purpose of the SPP is to promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists and other cognitive scientists on issues of common concern. Annually, the SPP awards three prizes – The Stanton Award, The William James Prize, and the Poster Prize. The Stanton Award in particular, is presented in honour of Harry and Betty Stanton of Bradford Books/The MIT Press.


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