Laurie R. Santos

Laurie R. Santos
Laurie R. Santos
Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, Comparative Cognition Laboratory, Yale University

Laurie R. Santos is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the director of its Comparative Cognition Laboratory. She received her BA (1997) in psychology and biology and her PhD (2003) in psychology from Harvard University. She has investigated a number of topics in comparative cognition, including the evolutionary origins of irrational decision making and prosocial behavior. She is the recipient of Harvard’s Goethals Award for Teaching Excellence, Yale’s Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty, and the Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology for outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary research.