Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences


Léa Tân Combette is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She works with the Child Cognition Lab. Her research explores how individuals categorize and explain human behavior and traits, such as intelligence and personality, and examines how these beliefs impact their learning outcomes and interactions with the world.  For more information on Dr. Tân Combette’s research and publications, see her website.In Spring 2023, Léa received CISS undergraduate research assistantship funding which aims to finalize data coding for the Child Cognition Lab, which developed a scientific curriculum to teach natural selection to 3rd graders and gathered quantitative data through questionnaires and qualitative data through classroom videos and teacher-student recordings to evaluate its impact, as well as investigate potential differences among teachers that could affect the program’s efficacy, such as variations in teachers’ mindsets.