Assistant Professor
Beebe Hall, Room 102A
Ithaca, New York
Human Development


Lin is interested in studying children's early cognition about social groups. Specifically, one line of her work focuses on the cognitive mechanism, the developmental trajectory and the consequences of stereotypes about social groups. The other line of work focuses on infants’ and toddlers’ expectations of people’s obligations within and across social groups. 

Bian, L., Leslie, S.-J., & Cimpian, A. (2018). Evidence of bias against girls and women in contexts that emphasize intellectual ability. American Psychologist

Bian, L., Sloane, S., & Baillargeon, R. (2018). Infants expect ingroup support to override fairness when resources are limited. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(11), 2705-2710. 

Bian, L., Cimpian, A., Leslie, S.-J., & Murphy, M. (2018). Messages about brilliance undermine women’s interest in educational and professional opportunitiesJournal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Bian, L., Leslie, S. J., & Cimpian, A. (2017). Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children's interests. Science, 355(6323), 389–391. 

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