Division of Psychology,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: +65 6316 8743
Assistant Professor Setoh Peipei holds a PhD from the University of Illinois. She is the director of the Early Cognition Laboratory at HSS. The research of her lab has been featured on Channel News Asia, Lianhe Zaobao, The Asian Scientist, among others. She currently collaborates with the children’s science center KidsSTOP to involve visitors as participants in research.
I am interested in how infants and toddlers make sense of the world around them, and what explanatory frameworks and learning mechanisms enable them to do so. My research explores early conceptual development in three core domains: biological, psychological, and sociomoral reasoning. In my research on biological reasoning, I examine what infants know about animals and the generalizations infants will make about animal kinds. My research on psychological reasoning examines toddlers’ false-belief reasoning ability. Currently, my research focuses on sociomoral reasoning, which examines infants and toddler’s expectations about interactions within and between groups.
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
- Moral reasoning in babies and toddlers
- Relationship between emotions and moral judgments
- Effects of early preschool education on later cognitive and social development
In terms of methods I use eye-trackers and physiological monitoring measures (heart rate, ECG) in my research. I am interested in conducting research with real-world applications.