Sharks Attack Humans, But Most Sharks Don't Attack Humans: Or, How Do Children Learn Generics?

April 04, 2022
Psychology 1312
Susan Gelman, University of Michigan


Susan Gelman is the Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gelman received her B.A. in Psychology and Classical Greek from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. She studies concepts and language in young children and is the author of over 200 scholarly publications, including a prize-winning monograph, The Essential Child (Oxford University Press, 2003). Dr. Gelman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association (Division 7), and the Cognitive Science Society. She has served as President of the Cognitive Development Society, review panelist for NIH, NSF, and the Ford Foundation, and board member of several scientific societies. Her honors include a J. S. Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, the Developmental Psychology Mentor Award of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association 2016 G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology (Division 7).