Applied Developmental Psychology: Executive function, cognitive control, self-control, cognitive development, conceptual development
Sabine is interested in cognitive development in early childhood, with much of her research to date focusing on the role of experience in the development of children's executive function -- the ability to control thoughts and actions in the service of goals, especially in the face of conflicting habits, desires, or tendencies. She's particularly interested in how various social and conceptual processes support the engagement of control in specific contexts. Sabine is also doing work to promote open science practices in developmental psychology, with the goal of making it easier to help researchers build on one another's work. You can find her lab website here and her recent TEDx talk here.