Victoria Talwar, Ph.D

Lab Director: Victoria Talwar, Ph.D

Dr. Victoria Talwar is a Canada Research Chair (II) and a Professor at McGill University. She has been working in the area of developmental psychology for over fifteen years with an emphasis on social-cognitive development. Her research interests include children’s verbal deception, children’s moral development, theory-of-mind understanding and behaviour; children’s expressive display rule knowledge and behaviour. In addition, she has investigated issues related to child witness testimony including child witness credibility and competence, lie detection and jury decision making. She is also interested in the influence of cross-cultural factors and attitudes to lying behaviour. Recently, her research interests include children’s social interactions in cyberspace as well as the role of spirituality in children’s social development.

For further information on recent works please see Publications.