Tricia Striano is Associate Professor at Hunter College in New York City. Understanding the development of social cognition is critical to providing infants and children with optimal educational and social conditions is the field of her research interests. Developmental psychologist Tricia Striano (1973) studies how social cognitive skills are built up – and what we can do to assist infants and children to communicate and learn.
After receiving her Ph.D. from Emory University, Striano became Head of the Independent Research Group on Cultural Ontogeny at the Max Planck Society. In 2004, she was recipient of the Sofja Kova- levskaja Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation where she built up the Neurocognition and Development Group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She obtained her Habilitation in 2008 from University Osnabruck.