Thomas R. Shultz


Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room W7/3L, 514-398-6139
thomas.shultz at

Research Areas

Cognition-Language-Perception, Developmental, Social-Personality, Quantitative-Modeling

Research Summary

Prof. Shultz is interested in cognitive science, cognitive development, cognitive consistency, evolution and learning, and connectionist modeling. Current projects include evolution of cooperation and modeling of autonomous learning and development.

Selected References

Hartshorn, M., Kaznatcheev, A., & Shultz, T. R. (2013). The evolutionary dominance of ethnocentric cooperation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(3), 7.

Berthiaume, V. G., Shultz, T. R., & Onishi, K. H. (2013). A constructivist connectionist model of transitions on false-belief tasks. Cognition, 126 (3), 441-458.

Shultz, T. R. (2012). A constructive neural-network approach to modeling psychological development. Cognitive Development, 27, 383-400.

Shultz, T. R., Doty, E., & Dandurand, F. (2012). Knowing when to abandon unproductive learning. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2327-2332). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


Updated: September 2013
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