Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo
Tania Lombrozo
Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

TANIA LOMBROZO is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an affiliate of the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She directs the Concepts and Cognition Lab, where she and her students study aspects of human cognition at the intersection of philosophy and psychology, including the drive to explain and its relationship to understanding, various aspects of causal and moral reasoning and all kinds of learning.

Lombrozo is the recipient of numerous awards, including an NSF CAREER award, a McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition, and a Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 2006 after receiving a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University.

Lombrozo also blogs for Psychology Today, and is a contributor to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture.