Ashley Ruba

Ashley Ruba
B.A., 2013, Duke University (Psychology)
Ph.D., 2019, University of Washington (Developmental Psychology)

I am interested in how emotion concepts develop throughout the lifespan, particularly in infancy and early childhood. My current research examines (a) what infants and young children understand about others’ emotions, and (b) how language-dependent and language-independent learning processes influence emotion concept development. Overall, my research aims to bridge gaps between affective science and developmental psychology.