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Jenny Wang

Director of the Cognition and Learning Center (CALC)

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Dr. Wang is interested in understanding what allows us humans to master complicated systems of knowledge, such as mathematics. Before joining the faculty of Rutgers, Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been featured in the Washington PostBBC, and Smithsonian.

 

Here at Rutgers, Dr. Wang directs the Cognition and Learning Center (CALC), where we design studies to investigate the origins of our knowledge and how we learn about the world around us. Many of the CALC studies focus on infants and young children as a model of human cognition


 

The Cognition and Learning Center studies how our mind works and how it develops, such as how we understand concepts like “red,” “friend,” and “42.” We are located in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. We are also affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science.

We will be accepting graduate students this upcoming cycle! Read more about working with Dr. Wang here.

We are always looking for more like-minded people to join us. We support students through various programs, including the Aresty, LSAMP, SUPER, and RISE programs at Rutgers. If you are interested in joining us through any of these programs, please list Dr. Wang in your application.

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