Professor of Anthropology and Psychology
Lawrence Hirschfield is Professor of Anthropology and Psychology at the New School for Social Research.
My research explores the psychological aspects of cultural life and the cultural dimension of mental life. I am especially interested in how young children come to understand and use social categories like race, gender, age, etc., particularly how children’s culture shapes the meaning of these categories for both the child and the adult.
Center for Research with Infants and Toddlers
PhD 1984, Columbia University
"The Rutherford Atom of Culture". Journal of Cognition and Culture, 18(3-4), 231-261. (2018)
Cognition and Culture
PhD Proseminar III
Natural History of the Mind
Ind Senior Project
Senior Work Project