FABBS Foundation Honors Rochel Gelman
November 6, 2013
Rochel Gelman is widely-recognized as a pioneer in the investigation of cognitive development. She is known for her ground-breaking empirical and theoretical contributions to the field. Her vision, coupled with her creative new protocols, called into question long-held assumptions about preschool children’s cognitive competence and paved the way for more recent traditions in developmental science. Over the course of her career, Gelman has developed an elegant theoretical framework that takes into account both the early structure inherent in the young mind and the powerful role of learning. An outstanding mentor, she has inspired generations of students to become leaders in developmental cognitive science.