Sara Gottlieb

I am currently a postdoc at Yale working with Frank Keil in the Cognition and Development Lab. I received my PhD from UC Berkeley, where I worked with Tania Lombrozo. My research investigates how adults and children think about knowledge and explanations. Much of my work is motivated by the big question, "Why don't people believe in science?" More specifically, I look at what types of questions people tend to think science can or cannot answer, why people sometimes consider some topics - like romantic love or religious belief - as beyond scientific understanding, and how these epistemic intuitions influence moral judgment and everyday decision-making. I have also looked at how awe relates to religion but also promotes scientific thinking. I am involved with Sinai and Synapses, a group of clergy and scientists that seek to elevate the dialog surrounding science and religion.

You can find my CV here.