Evelyn Margaret Evans, Ph.D.

1994-2001 Psychology University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States 
 2002- Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 
Developmental Psychology, Children's understanding of Scientific Principles
"E. Margaret Evans"

BA Sussex University
MA and Ph.D. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Worked primarily in the area of information learning, such as museums, with special emphasis on understanding the principles of evolution, variation, and natural selection.


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Tim Shallice research assistant 1972-1975 National Hospital for Nervous Diseases (Neurotree)
Harold W. Stevenson research assistant 1991-1993 University of Michigan
 (At the Center for Human Growth and Development)
Henry Wellman grad student 1991-1996 University of Michigan
 (God or Darwin? The development of beliefs about the origin of species.)
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French JA, Menendez D, Herrmann PA, et al. (2018) Cognitive constraints influence an understanding of life-cycle change. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 173: 205-221
Lane JD, Zhu L, Evans EM, et al. (2016) Developing Concepts of the Mind, Body, and Afterlife: Exploring the Roles of Narrative Context and Culture Journal of Cognition and Culture. 16: 50-82
Horn MS, Phillips BC, Evans EM, et al. (2016) Visualizing biological data in museums: Visitor learning with an interactive tree of life exhibit Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Lane JD, Evans EM, Brink KA, et al. (2015) Developing Concepts of Ordinary and Extraordinary Communication. Developmental Psychology
Lane JD, Wellman HM, Evans EM. (2014) Approaching an understanding of omniscience from the preschool years to early adulthood. Developmental Psychology. 50: 2380-92
Novick LR, Pickering J, MacDonald T, et al. (2014) Depicting the tree of life in museums: guiding principles from psychological research Evolution: Education and Outreach. 7: 25
Lane JD, Wellman HM, Evans EM. (2012) Sociocultural input facilitates children's developing understanding of extraordinary minds. Child Development. 83: 1007-21
Lane JD, Wellman HM, Evans EM. (2010) Children's understanding of ordinary and extraordinary minds. Child Development. 81: 1475-89
Mull MS, Evans EM. (2010) Did she mean to do it? Acquiring a folk theory of intentionality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 107: 207-28
Evans EM. (2001) Cognitive and contextual factors in the emergence of diverse belief systems: creation versus evolution. Cognitive Psychology. 42: 217-66
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