Director of The Minds Lab

Rachel Severson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology

Office: Skaggs 371
Email: rachel.severson@umontana.edu

Personal Summary

Dr. Rachel Severson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Montana and Director of the Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program. She received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Washington (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at University of Montana in January 2016, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia (2013-2016), an Instructor at Western Washington University (2011-2013), and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Oslo (2010-2011).

Dr. Severson is the Director of the Minds Lab, where she and her research team investigate how children attribute minds and internal states to human and non-human others (non-human animals, inanimate nature, and personified technologies, such as robots) and the social and moral consequences of doing so.

Information for Applicants to the Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology (Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program)

I plan on taking a graduate student to begin Autumn Semester 2020 (applications due Dec. 1, 2019). For more information about our Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology, including the application process, please see the Department of Psychology Graduate Program website.

I encourage you to contact me directly (rachel.severson@umontana.edu) if you are considering applying to work with me as a doctoral student.