Emily Foster-Hanson is a cognitive scientist studying how kids and adults represent categories and use them to learn. Her research asks why people sometimes think of categories, like animal species or social groups, in terms of prescriptive beliefs about what they should be like. Her work also addresses how children learn about categories from listening to adults talk. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Yale University, and a PhD in Psychology from New York University.
More information about her work can be found at www.fosterhanson.com