Research Scientist, University of Washington

Dr Cvencek is a Research Scientist working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. Before coming to the Institute, he earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Washington, working with Tony Greenwald. Dr. Cvencek’s research interests focus on the development of academic gender stereotypes towards math and reading in elementary school children. Dr. Cvencek investigates the role of social learning in the development of stereotypes, for example math–gender stereotypes. He also considers how this learning of stereotypes in children may be facilitated by a tendency of the human mind to keep one's cognitions consistent with one another

Experience

  • –present
    Research Scientist, University of Washington