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Andrew Scott Baron

(pdf version of CV)

 

Office Mailing Address:

2136 West Mall

Department of Psychology

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

 

Phone: 604.822.6311

Fax:

Internet: abaron-at-psych-dot-ubc-dot-ca

http://www.psych.ubc.ca/~abaron

Lab: http://childdevelopment.psych.ubc.ca 

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

        

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of British Columbia

July, 2016 - current

 

Assitant Professor of Psychology

University of British Columbia

January, 2010 - June, 2016

 

Affiliate, National Core for Neuroethics

University of British Columbia

2011 - current

 

Visiting Scholar

Brown University, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences

January, 2013 - June, 2013

 

 

EDUCATION

        

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts  2004-2010

         Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

         A.M. – Psychology, March, 2007

         Ph.D. – Psychology, March, 2010

        Advisors: Mahzarin R. Banaji & Susan E. Carey

 

University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan  1997-2001

         Bachelor of Arts - Graduated: April, 2001

         Concentration: Psychology (B.A. with High Honors)

         Minor: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture

                 

 

HONORS, AWARDS & GRANTS  (competitive)

 

SSHRC Partnership Grant (co-applicant)

         Title: Engendering success in STEM: A research consortium for gender equality in science and technology ($2,499,956 CAD)

         Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

         Date Awarded: April 2017 -March 2024

SSHRC Insight Grant (PI)

         Title: Reducing implicit prejudice across development ($223,474 CAD)

         Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

         Date Awarded: April 2013 - March 2018

SSHRC Insight Grant (collaborator)

         Title: The nature and development of selective social learning: The role of credibility cues and their impliciations for social cognition and decision-making ($274,000 CAD)

         Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

         Date Awarded: April 2013 - March 2018

APS Rising Star

         Association for Psychological Science

         Date Awarded: April 2013

Leader's Opportunity Fund Grant

         Title: Living Laboratory for research on cognitive development

         Canada Foundation for Innovation

         Date Awarded: June 2011 - June 2016

Eliot Dissertation Completion Award

         Harvard University

         Date Awarded: June 2008

Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

         Date Awarded: April 2006; April 2005

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Travel Award

         Date Awarded: December 2004

Endowed Research Award

         Harvard University, Department of Psychology

         Date Awarded: November 2004

Tanner Memorial Award for meritorious undergraduate research

         Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

         Date Awarded: 1 February 2001

 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Journal Articles (*co-authored with student)

 

Gibson, B., Rochat, P., Tone, E., & Baron, A.S. (2017).  Sources of implicit and explict intergroup race bias among African-American children and young adults PLoS One, 12(9): e0183015. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183015 (pdf)

*Pun, A., Ferera, M., Diesendruck, G., Hamlin, J.K., & Baron, A.S. (2017). Foundations of infants’ social group evaluations. Developmental Science. (pdf)

Baron, A.S., Zaltman, G., & Olson, J. (2017). Barriers to advancing the science and practice of marketing. Journal of Marketing Management: Special Issue on Research Frontiers in Cognitive, Social-cognitive, Behavioural, Social and Applied Psychology: Implications for Marketing Theory and Consumer Research. DOI: 10.1080/0267257X.2017.1323839 (pdf)

*Pun, A., Birch, S., & Baron, A.S. (2017). Foundations of reasoning about social dominance relationships. Child Development Perspectives. (pdf)

*Gonzalez, A., Steele, J., & Baron, A.S. (2017). Reducing children's implicit racial bias through exposure to positive outgroup exemplars. Child Development, 88(1), 123-130. doi:10.1111/cdev.12582 (pdf)

Valdesolo, P., Shtulman, A., & Baron, A.S. (2017). Science is Awe-some: Emotional antecedents of science learning. Emotion Review, 9(3), 1-7. (pdf)

*Gonzalez, A., Dunlop, W., & Baron, A.S. (2016). Malleability of implicit associations across development. Developmental Science. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12481(pdf)

*Zhao, W., Baron, A.S., & Hamlin, J.K. (2016). Using behavioral consensus to learn about social conventions in early childhood. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01510 (pdf)

*Pun, A., Birch, S., & Baron, A.S. (2016). Infants use relative numerical group size to infer social dominance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(9), 2376-2381. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1514879113 (pdf)

*Picardo, R., Baron, A.S., Anderson, A.K., & Todd, R.M. (2016). Tuning to the positive: Age-related differences in subjective perception of facial emotion. PLoS One, 11(1), e0145643. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145643 (pdf)

Chudek, M., Baron, A.S., & Birch, S. (2016). Unselective overimitators: The evolutionary implications of children's indiscriminate copying of successful and prestigious models. Child Development, 87(3), 782-794. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12529 (pdf)

 

Baimel, A., Severson, R., Baron, A.S., & Birch, S. (2015). Enhancing "Theory of Mind" through behavioral synchrony. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00870. (pdf)

Lai, M-C., Ruigrok, A.N., Baron, A.S., Lombardo, M.V., Chakrabarti, B., Ameis, S.H., Szatmari, P., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2016). Adulthood gender invariance in males and females with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(10). S102-S103. (pdf)

Baron, A.S. & Dunham, Y. (2015). Representing "Us" and "Them": Building blocks of intergroup cognition. Journal of Cognition and Development. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2014.1000459. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (2015). Constraints on the development of implicit intergroup attitudes. Child Development Perspectives, 9(1), 50-54. DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12105 (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2015). The development of implicit gender attitudes. Developmental Science, 1-9. DOI:10.1111/desc.12321 (pdf)

 

*Croft, A., Schmader, T., *Block, K., Baron, A.S. (2014). The Second Shift reflected in the second generation: Do Parents' gender roles at home predict children's aspirations. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1418-1428. DOI: 10.1177/0956797614533968. (pdf)

Hamlin, J.K. & Baron, A.S. (2014). Agency attribution in infancy: Evidence for a negativity bias. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096112 (pdf)

Baron, A.S. (2014). Is the inherence heuristic simply WEIRD? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(5), 481.(pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., Banaji, M.R., & Carey, S. (2014). Constraints on the acquisition of social category concepts. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(2), 238-268. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2012.742902 (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Carey, S. (2011). Consequences of "minimal" group affiliations in children. Child Development, 82(3), 793-811. (pdf)

 

Ybarra, O., Keller, M.C., Chan, E., Garcia, S.M., Sanchez-Burks, J., Rios Morrison, K., & Baron, A.S. (2010). Being unpredictable: Friend or foe matters. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 259-267. (pdf)

 

Barth, H., Baron, A.S., Spelke, E., & Carey, S. (2009). Children's multiplicative transformations of discrete and continuous quantities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 103(4), 441-454. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2009). Evidence for the early emergence of system justification in children. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3(6), 918-926. (pdf

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2008). The development of implicit intergroup cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12(7), 248-253. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2007). Children and social groups: A developmental analysis of implicit consistency among Hispanic-Americans. Self and Identity, 6, pp. 238-255. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2006).  From American city to Japanese village: A cross-cultural Investigation of implicit race attitudes.  Child Development, 77(5), pp. 1268-1281. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2006).  The development of implicit attitudes: Evidence of race evaluations from ages 6, 10 & adulthood. Psychological Science, 17(1), pp. 53-58. (pdf)

 

 

 

Books 

Barner, D., & Baron, A.S. (Eds) (2016). Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change. New York. Oxford University Press: Oxford Series in Cognitive Development.

 

Book Chapters (*co-authored with student)

Baron, A.S., *Pun, A., & Dunham, Y. (2016). Developmental origins of social group preferences. In D. Barner and A.S. Baron (Eds.), Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change. New York. Oxford University Press: Oxford Series in Cognitive Development. pp. 365-383.

Baron, A.S., Schmader, T., Cvencek, D., & Meltzoff, A. (2013). The gendered self-concept: How implicit gender stereotypes and attitudes shape self-definition. In H. Tenenbaum and P.J. Leman (Eds.), Gender and Development. UK. Psychology Press. (pdf)

Baron, A.S. (2013). Bridging the gap between preference and evaluation during the first few years of life. In Banaji, M.R & Gelman, S.A. (2013). Navigating the social world: What infants, children and other species can teach us. New York: Oxford University Press. (pdf)

 

Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., & Baron, A.S. (2012). Implicit measures of attitudes for preschool children. In J.A. Banks (Ed.), Enyclopedia of Diversity in Education (Vol. 1, pp. 192-196). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (2010).  Implicit Association Test. Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.(pdf)

 

Banaji, M.R., Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Olson, K. (2008). The development of intergroup social cognition: Early emergence, implicit nature, and sensitivity to group status.  In Levy, S.R.  & Killen, M. (Eds.), Intergroup attitudes and relations in childhood through adulthood. Oxford, England:  Oxford University Press. (pdf)

 

Ybarra, O., Keller, M.C., Chan, E., Baron, A.S., Hutsler, J., Garcia, S.M., Sanchez-Burks, J., & Rios Morrison, K. (2007).  The social prediction dynamic: A legacy of cognition and mixed-motives. In J.P. Forgas, M.G., Haselton, & B. von Hippel (Eds.), Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition (pp. 263-277). Psychology Press: New York. (pdf)

 

 

 

Op-Ed Publications (editorial review only)

Baron, A.S. (August, 2014). A Marketer's Guide to Implicit Measures: What to Know and What to Ask. Deep Dives, Olson Zaltman Associates.

Baron, A.S. (February, 2014). Proceed with Caution: An Assessment of Neuromarketing. Deep Dives, Olson Zaltman Associates.

 

 

Invited Talks & Colloquia

Baron, A.S. (March, 2017). Are we born racist?. Human Resources. UBC.

Baron, A.S. (November, 2016). All that glitters is not gold: Discussing false promises in neuromarketing. IIeX Forum on Nonconscious Consumers. Chicago, IL.

Baron, A.S. (April, 2016). Implicit associations in the market place. Sauder School of Business. UBC.

Baron, A.S. & Gonzalez, A.M. (March, 2016). Foundations of intergroup bias. Complicity and Complexity: Realities of Racism at UBC. UBC.

Baron, A.S. (October, 2015). Are we born racist?. Project Tikhun. UBC Hillel.

Baron, A.S. (October, 2015). True Implicit vs. Fast Explicit. WARC Webinar.

Baron, A.S. (June 6, 2015). PANEL: Keeping girls engaged in STEM fields. Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Vancouver, BC.

Baron, A.S. (June 7, 2015). Fostering STEM goals in children. Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Vancouver, BC.

Baron, A.S. (May, 2015). Are we born racist? Current Affairs Debating Society. Vancouver, BC.

Baron, A.S. (May, 2015). Boundaries of Implicit Consumer Cognition. 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience. MIT.

Baron, A.S. & Rendin, A. (June, 2014). Bridging the insight gap: The value of converging methods. Advertising Research Foundation Webinar. New York.

Baron, A.S. & Rendin, A. (March, 2014). Bridging the insight gap: The value of converging methods. Neuromarketing World Forum. New York.

Baron, A.S. (October, 2013). Application and misapplication of neuroscience to marketing. Olson Zaltman Associates global meeting.

Baron, A.S. (February, 2013). Origins and development of implicit intergroup attitudes. Social and Affective Science Colloquium. Brown University.

Baron, A.S. (December, 2012). Piquing interest in and facilitating understanding of STEM disciplines among school-aged children. National Living Laboratory Project. Boston Museum of Science.

Baron, A.S. (January, 2012). Fostering a research partnership between a university and a local science museum. National Living Laboratory Project. Boston Museum of Science.

Baron, A.S. (November, 2010). The development of implicit intergroup bias. Social Psychology & Developmental Psychology colloquium. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada.

 

Baron, A.S. (December, 2009). Us & them: Building blocks of intergroup cognition.  Developmental Psychology colloquium. University of Massachusett, Amherst, MA.

 

Baron, A.S. (March, 2007). Learning about the properties of people and artifacts: How children reason about ownership and stereotypes.  Mind, Brain, and Behavior colloquium. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji. M.R. (2006). Constraints on the development of intergroup attitudes: ingroup bias and social learning.  Paper presented at the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology conference on Social Developmental Perspectives on Intergroup Inclusion and Exclusion. Kent, UK.

 

Baron, A.S. (2006).  Learning and reasoning about social categories.  Paper presented at the preconference symposium on Developmental Perspectives on Intergroup Relations at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Palm Springs, CA.

 

 

Conference Presentations (papers & posters, peer reviewed; *co-authored with student)

 

*Gonzalez, A.M., & Baron, A.S. (April 2017). Malleability of implicit intergroup bias. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on Development and Reduction of Intergroup Biases. Austin, TX.

*Pun, A., Hamlin, K.J. & Baron, A.S. (April, 2017). Infants’ expectations of social group behavior. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on Inferring social traits from non-behavioral characteristics in infancy. Austin, TX.

*Pun, A., *Lai, J., Birch, S.A.J., & Baron, A.S. (April, 2017). Young children’s selective trust in dominant agents. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on The powerful and the mighty: How social dominance shapes children’s preferences, trust and social inferences. Austin, TX.

*Gonzalez, A.M., Odic, D., Schmader, T., & Baron, A.S. (January 2017). Gender stereotypes can impair preschool girls’ number sense. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

*Gonzalez, A.M., *Block, K., *Oh, H.J.J., & Baron, A.S. (January 2017). Measuring implicit gender stereotypes using the Child Auditory Stroop. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology preconference on Gender. San Antonio, TX.

*Pun, A., Birch, S.A.J., & Baron, A.S. (June, 2016). Cues to social dominance in infancy. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference on Cross-Cultural and Developmental Perspectives on the Evolution of Human Behavior & Cognition. Vancouver, BC.

*Pun, A., Hamlin, K.J. & Baron, A.S. (June, 2016). Infants’ Behavioral Expectations of Familiar vs. Foreign Social Groups. Paper presented at the 77th Canadian Psychological Association Convention symposium The Origins, Development, and Malleability of Intergroup Stereotypes in Infancy and Childhood. Victoria, BC.

*Gonzalez, A.M., Odic, D., Schmader, T., & Baron, A.S. (June 2016). Evidence of math-gender stereotype threat in preschool girls. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues symposium on Causes, Consequences, and Forms of Intergroup Bias across Development. Minneapolis, MN.

*Gonzalez, A.M., Steele, J.R., & Baron, A.S. (June 2016). Reducing race bias in children through exposure to counter-stereotypical exemplars. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association symposium on the Origins, Development, and Malleability of Intergroup Stereotypes in Infancy and Childhood. Victoria, BC.

Lai, M.C., Ruigrok, A.N.V., Baron, A.S., Lombardo, M.V., Chakrabarti, B., Ameis, S.H., Szatmari, P., & Baron-Cohen, S. (May, 2016). Gender variance in men and women with autism. Poster presented at the 15th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Baltimore, MD.

*Pun, A., Birch, S.A.J., & Baron, A.S. (May, 2016). Infants Infer Dominance Relations from the Relative Numerical Size of Competing Groups. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies symposium Infants' Understanding of Social Hierarchy New Orleans, LA.

*Pun, A., Hamlin, J.K. & Baron, A.S. (May, 2016). Who will be nice and who will be mean? Infants’ Expectations of Social Group Behavior. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies symposium Infants The Origins and Development of Ingroup Loyalty. New Orleans, LA.

*Gonzalez, A. Odic, D., Schmader, T., & Baron, A.S. (January, 2016).  Foundations of math-gender stereotype threat in preschool. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

Baron, A.S. (October, 2015). The Living Lab: A community-university research partnership. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society workshop on Research and Museum Partnerships. Columbus, OH.

*Pun, A., & Baron, A.S. (October, 2015). Infants’ Understanding of Social Dominance Relations.  Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society.  Columbus, OH.

*Pun, A., & Baron, A.S. (August, 2015). Cues to Social Dominance in Infancy. Paper presented at the 5th annual    Pacific Conference for Prejudice and Culture conference. Bellingham, WA.

Baron, A.S. (March, 2015).  The development of implicit attitudes. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on Implicit and Explicit Representations of Self and In-groups. Philadelphia, PA.

Ferera, M., *Pun, A., Baron, A.S., & Diesendruck, G. (March, 2015).  Priorities in infants’ formation of social categories. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

*Gonzalez, A., Baron, A.S., & Steele, J. (March, 2015).  Developmental differences in the reduction of implicit race bias following exposure to positive outgroup exemplars. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Michel, B., Baron, A.S., & Nock, M. (March, 2015).  Changing mindset, changing mood? The malleability of implicit beliefs about emotions. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

*Picardo, R., Todd, R., & Baron, A.S. (March, 2015).  Tuning to the positive: Age-related differences and cultural influences on subjective ratings of facial emotion. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Wallace, B., Rochat, B., Baron, A.S., & Tone, E. (March, 2015).  Sources of implicit intergroup biases among African-Americans. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

*Gonzalez, A. & Baron, A.S. (February, 2015).  Implicit gender stereotypes and attitudes in preschool children. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA.

Baron, A.S. (chair, August, 2014). Symposium in honor of Dr. Susan Carey. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

 

Hamlin, J.K., & Baron, A.S. (July, 2014). Exploring the early relationship between agency attribution and action valence: infants attribute agency to the non-agentive causes of negative outcomes. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies symposium on Valence-based Diagnostic Reasoning About Socio-morally Relevant Actions in Infants and Young Toddlers. Berlin, GER.

 

*Pun, A.P., & Baron, A.S. (July, 2014). Infants' social group preferences are driven by intragroup positivity, not intergroup negativity. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies symposium on Are Early Ingroup Preferences Driven by Familiarity, Similarity, or an Expectation of Ingroup-Love? Berlin, GER.

 

*May, L., Baron, A.S., & Werker, J.F. (July, 2014). Infants’ expectations of speakers of native and non-native language. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies. Berlin, Germany.

 

*Pun, A.P. & Baron, A.S. (February, 2014). Intergroup positivity emerges prior to negativity in infancy. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX.

 

Baron, A.S. (chair, April, 2013).  Foundations of social categorization and evaluation in infancy and early childhood.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on The Development of Social Categories: Bridging Conceptual Representations, Attitudes, and BehaviorSeattle, WA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (April, 2013).  The development of the implicit association system. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on How Do New Implicit and Explicit Measures of Social Cognition Inform Early Academic Achievement and Motivation in School. Seattle, WA. (pdf)

 

*Gellerman, J., Baron, A.S, & Diesendruck, G. (April, 2013).  The influence of noun labels on social categorization in infancy. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.  Seattle, WA. (pdf)

 

*Pun, A. & Baron, A.S. (April, 2013).  Distinguishing positive and negative intergroup attitudes in infancy.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.  Seattle, WA. (pdf)

 

*Bobovski, S., Baron, A.S., & *Gellerman, J. (April, 2013).  The automaticity of a minimal groups bias among preschoolers.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.  Seattle, WA. (pdf)

 

*Go, P. & Baron, A.S. (April, 2013).  Measuring implicit intergroup bias among preschoolers.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.  Seattle, WA. (pdf)

 

*Croft, A., *Block, K., Baron, A.S., & Schmader, T. (January, 2013). They do as I do, not as I say: Transmission of Gender Role Beliefs from Parents to Children. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology symposium on Unpacking Gender Stereotypes: How Gender Cognitions Develop, Change, and Conflict from Childhood to Adulthood. New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. & Cvencek, D. (January, 2013).  Malleability of implicit and explicit attitudes and stereotypes across development. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology symposium on Unpacking Gender Stereotypes: How Gender Cognitions Develop, Change, and Conflict from Childhood to Adulthood. New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (October, 2012). Fostering Science Literacy and Understanding Among Children.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Science - Technology Centers symposium on Visitor Meet Scientist: On-site Research Collaborations in Science Centers.  Columbus, OH. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (May, 2012). How Research in the Living Lab Benefits Science.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Children's Museums. Portland, OR. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (April, 2011).  Malleability of implicit and explicit intergroup bias: A developmental analysis.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on Children's Sensitivity to Group Membership and its Implications for Identification, Intergroup Bias, and Judgments of Fairness.  Montreal, QC Canada. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (April, 2011).  What is the process by which scientists can start an effective, mutually beneficial collaboration with a local museum?  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development round table symposium on Collaborating With Museums on Professional Development, Data Collection, and Public Dissemination of Child Development Research.  Montreal, QC Canada. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (July, 2010).  Implicit biases are learned and can be unlearned.  Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference on Brain Development and Learning: Making Sense of the Science.  Vancouver, BC Canada. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair; January, 2010).  Us and them: Building blocks of social relations.  Paper presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology symposium on Building-blocks of the Social-Relational Mind. Las Vegas, NV. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair; October, 2009).  Foundations of intergroup cognition: The special status of the ingroup.  Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society symposium on Phylogenetic and Ontogenetic Consequences of Group Membership for Intergroup Cognition.  San Antonio, TX. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair), & Carey, S. (April, 2009).  Consequences of group membership on social categorization and inductive inference.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on the Psychological Constraints on Social Categorization and Inductive Inference. Denver, CO. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (June, 2008).  Unraveling the roots of implicit intergroup bias.  Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Convention of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues symposium on Developmental Perspectives on Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. Chicago, IL. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair), Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (February, 2008).  Origins of implicit intergroup cognition.  Paper presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology symposium on Shedding Light on the Mechanisms Underlying Implicit Social Cognition: Contributions from Developmental Psychology. Albuquerque, NM. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair), Dunham, Y., Banaji, M.R., & Carey, S. (October, 2007).  Foundations of social categorization.  Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society symposium on Cognitive Developmental Perspectives on Social Categorization and the Implications for Intergroup Bias.  Santa Fe, NM. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (September, 2007). Origins of implicit bias. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the European Social Cognition Network.  Brno, Czech Republic. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S. (co-chair), Dunham, Y., Banaji, M.R., & Carey, S. (March, 2007).  Constraints on social-category based inferences.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development symposium on the Cognitive and Cultural Origins of Social Categorization. Boston, MA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (March, 2007).  Foundations of implicit and explicit intergroup bias.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Boston, MA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., Banaji, M.R., & Carey, S. (January, 2007).  A developmental analysis of social categorization and the origins of stereotypes.  Poster presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Memphis, TN. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Carey. S. (August, 2006). Origins of bias:  Exploring the minimal group effect in children.  Paper presented at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.  New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Carey. S. (July, 2006).  All stripped down:  ChildrenÕs intergroup bias in the minimal group setting.  Paper presented at the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology conference on Social Developmental Perspectives on Intergroup Inclusion and Exclusion.  Kent, UK. (pdf)

  

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (January, 2006).  ChildrenÕs automatic evaluation of novel social groups.  Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Palm Springs, CA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (October, 2005).  ChildrenÕs representations of social groups.  Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society.  San Diego, CA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Barth, H., & Carey, S. (October, 2005).  ChildrenÕs pre-arithmetic representations of multiplication and division.  Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society.  San Diego, CA. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (June, 2005).  Balanced identity as a developmental phenomenon.  Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Vancouver, Canada. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (April, 2005). Bridging the attitude-behavior gap through the study of implicit race attitudes.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (April, 2005).  The development of implicit gender attitudes.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Dunham, Y., & Banaji, M.R. (January, 2005).  The origins of implicit attitudes: Evidence from four developmental studies.  Paper presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (January, 2005).  Children's implicit intergroup attitudes.  Preconference symposium paper presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (January, 2005).  The development of implicit social attitudes in the United States and Japan.  Poster presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (September, 2004).  Exploring the relationship between self-identity, self-esteem, and intergroup attitudes in Hispanic-American children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Social Psychological Association, Storrs, CT. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (July, 2004).  The development of implicit race bias.  Poster presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the ISSBD. Ghent, Belgium. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (June, 2004).  Stability and change of implicit and explicit prejudice across development.  Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society. Toronto, Canada. (pdf)

 

Dunham, Y., Baron, A.S., & Banaji, M.R. (June, 2004).  Developmental social psychology: Outlining a new approach to the study of prejudice in children.  Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., Shusterman, A., Bordeaux, A., & Banaji, M.R. (January, 2004).  Implicit race attitudes in African-American and Hispanic children.  Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (pdf)

 

Banaji, M.R., & Baron, A.S. (January, 2004).  Implicit and explicit race attitudes: Evidence from age 6, 10, and adulthood.  Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Keller, M.C. (January, 2003).  Character information enhances memory for faces: But whatÕs the mechanism?  Poster presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, CA. (pdf)

 

Baron, A.S., & Burnstein, E. (June, 2002).  Are humans equipped with a specific cheater-detection module or a more general person-impression module? Evidence from a face recognition experiment.  Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference, New Brunswick, NJ. (pdf)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editorial Roles

 

              Consulting Editor, Developmental Psychology, 2016 - present

              College of Reviewers, National Science Foundation, 2014 - present

 

 

Ad-hoc Reviewer

 

              National Science Foundation

              Psychological Science

              PLoS One

              Biology Letters

              Cognition

              Child Development

              Cognitive Development

              Cognitive Science Society

              European Conference on Cognitive Science

              European Cognitive Science Society

              Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

              Society for Philosophy and Psychology

              International Journal of Behavioral Development

              Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

              Journal of Applied Social Psychology

              Journal of Cognition and Development

              Developmental Psychology

              Developmental Science

              Social Development

              Social Psychological and Personality Science

              European Journal of Social Psychology

              European Journal of Child Development

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Instructor

 

Course: Psychology 315 (Childhood and Adolescent Development)

Date: Winter 2011; Fall 2011; Fall 2012; Winter 2014; Fall 2014; Winter 2016; Winter 2017

 

Course: Psychology 413 (senior-level course on social cognitive development)

Date: Winter 2010; Winter 2012; Fall 2012

 

Course: Psychology 588 (graduate level course on implicit cognition from a social, cognitive, and developmental perspective)

Date: Summer 2015

 

 

 

Teaching Fellow (at Harvard University)

 

Course: Sophomore Tutorial (course for sophomore psychology concentrators)

Date: Spring 2008; Fall 2009

 

Course: Senior Tutorial (course for senior thesis students)

Date: 2007-2008 academic year

 

Course: Undergraduate Research Lab

Date: Spring 2007

 

Course: Contemporary Topics in Psychological Research

Date: Fall 2006; Fall 2007

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

University of British Columbia

Coordinator, University-Museum Research Initiative

              Science World at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver (Living Lab exhibit); June 2010 - present

Faculty Recognition Committee, 2012 - 2015

Fellowship Committee (co-chair from 2015), 2011- present

IT Committee (chair), 2016 - present

SPARC Review panel, 2013 - 2015

 

 

Harvard University

Co-founder and Co-organizer, Social Cognitive Development Research Workshop/Group, 2003 - 2009

Co-organizer, Annual Harvard-Yale Social Cognitive Development Conference, 2006 Š 2009

 

Coordinator, University-Museum Research Initiative

              Boston Museum of Science; June 2004 - 2009

              Boston ChildrenÕs Museum; June 2005 - 2009

  

 

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Guest speaker/consultant

 

Hidden Classroom: Insights from Cognitive and Social Science

Dracut Public Schools, Dracut, MA: 12 April 2016

The Science of the Mind
Science World at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver, BC: 09 January 2014

Application and Missapplication of Neuroscience to Marketing
Olson Zaltman Associates International Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA: 01 October 2013

Eyes Through the World of an Infant
Science World at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver, BC: 09 December 2011

Uncovering unconscious bias in the market place: Implications for product advertisement
Olson Zaltman Associates International Retreat, Philadelphia, PA: 12 September 2011

Classroom in Context: Perspectives from Cognitive and Social Science

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA: 29 April 2010

 

Classroom in Context: Perspectives from Cognitive and Social Science

Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Lawrence, MA: 04 November 2009

 

Confronting our Hidden Biases: Applied Psychology

Staff training, Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: 12 December 2008

 

The Learning Child: How Psychological Research Informs Educational Practice

Curran Early Childhood Center, Dedham Public Schools; 9 December 2008

 

The Psychological Study of Bias and the Implications for Tolerance Education

Commonwealth School, Boston, MA: 4 December 2008

 

Affecting Classroom Achievement: Insight from Current Research in Cognitive and Social Science

Symposium at the 14th annual meeting of the New England Conference on Gifted and Talented;

Mansfield, MA; 17 October 2008

 

The Nature of Unconscious Bias

Emerson College; 18 August 2008

 

Measuring Unconscious Bias and Its Influence on Behavior

MIT Medical Diversity Fair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA; 31 July 2008

 

Making Sense of the Social World: Insights from Children

Adult Workshop at the Boston Museum of Science; Boston, MA; 20 March 2008

 

Boosting Academic Achievement in the Classroom: Insights from the Brain Sciences

(Graduate course for K-12 teachers through Endicott College)

Franklin Public Schools; Franklin, MA; 31 January 2008

 

Uncovering the Nature of Implicit Biases in Adults and Children

Community for Diversity, Milton Academy; Milton, MA; 17 January 2008

 

Social Cognitive Development and Racism

Adult Workshop at the Boston Museum of Science; Boston, MA; 15 November 2007

 

Seminar on Stages of Cognitive Development (for K-12 teachers)

Lawrence Public Schools; Lawrence, MA; 4 August 2006

 

Instructor: Brain Blast Š course for children ages 9-11 on psychology and the brain   

Kaleidoscope Š summer enrichment program for children; July 2006; 2007; 2008