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Child and Family Science

Megan Pronovost, Assistant Professor in Child and Family Science

Megan Pronovost

Assistant Professor
Office: FFS 301
Phone: 559-278-5323
Megan Pronovost (PDF)

Education: Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced

Experience and Research: Megan joined the Fresno State faculty in 2019 after receiving a Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology from UC Merced. Her research is primarily related to the development of social cognition from infancy to early childhood.

Broadly, her research investigates the origins and nature of social-group based inferences, and how environmental factors shape these inferences throughout early childhood. Specifically, she investigates the types of characteristics that infants expect members of a social group to share, such as food preferences and social behaviors.

Additionally, her research investigates how environmental influences such as how parents discuss social groups with their children, as well as the other environmental factors, impact the beliefs and inferences that children form about social groups.