Christina Starmans

Assistant Professor
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 516E


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Dr. Starmans studies how children and adults reason about the social and moral world, and her research draws on methods and ideas from both philosophy and psychology to explore topics such as morality, free will, other minds, ownership, fairness, and knowledge.



Dr. Starmans is an assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of Toronto, and the director of the StarLab for Mind and Development. She completed her graduate and postdoctoral work in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. Before that, she got her first taste of developmental research in an infant lab at New York University, and she was an undergraduate at the University of Waterloo, where she studied Philosophy, Psychology, and Cognitive Science.