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Professor Teresa McCormack

Postgraduate Research Tutor

Room 03.536, David Keir Building

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Teresa McCormack

Professor Teresa McCormack

Acting Head of School

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Research Interests

Much of my research has focused on the development of different aspects of temporal cognition in young children. I am also interested in the development of causal reasoning and am collaborating with David Lagando (UCL) and Tom Beckers (KUL) on projects in this area. As a result of my research on causal cognition, I became interested in children's counterfactual thinking. I am currently collaborating on a project on the development of the counterfactual emotion of regret and its role in children's decision-making with Aidan Feeney (QUB), Sarah Beck (Bimingham), and Glyn Humphreys (Oxford). I have a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary work with philosophers, and I am associated with the Consciousness and Self-Consciousness Research Centre at the University of Warwick.


I am the Director of the MSc course on Atypical Development. I teach and supervise MSc students on this course. I also contribute to undergraduate teaching in developmental psychology and supervise final-year projects in this area.


I completed my undergraduate degree and PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. After a year lecturing at the University of Kent, I moved to the University of Warwick to work as a postdoctoral researcher with Gordon Brown. In 2000, I was appointed as a lecturer at Warwick, before moving to Queen's University Belfast in 2002. I was promoted to Reader and then to Professor of Cognitive Development in 2010.

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