Susan Hespos

Susan Hespos

Susan Hespos

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences
Associate Professor, Psychology


  • 2006 - Distinguished Teaching Award from the Undergraduate Psychology Association Northwestern University
  • 2004 - Professor of the Month, Selected by the Greek Community / Panhellenic Council Vanderbilt University
  • 2000 - McDonnell-Pew Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience Fellow, Dartmouth College



Year Degree Institution
1996 PhD, Developmental Psychology Emory University
1993 MA, Cognitive Psychology Emory University
1990 BA, Psychology Reed College

Selected Publications

Hespos, S.J., Dora, B., Rips, L., & Christie, S. (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Infants make quantity discriminations for substances. Child Development.

Hespos, S. J. (2010). What is optical imaging?. Journal of Cognition and Development: 3-15.

Ferry, A., Hespos, S.J., & Waxman, S. (2010). Categorization in 3- and 4-month-old Infants: An Advantage of Words Over Tones. Child Development: 472-479.

Research Interests

Object representation, number and spatial relationships.