Prof Lou Moses

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Head of School School of Psychology


Teaching in 2020


BA (First Class Honours) University of Western Australia, PhD Stanford University

Research Interests

Lou studies children's developing appreciation of mental states like belief, desire, and intention (their “theories of mind”). He is particularly interested in how advances in executive functioning (e.g., inhibitory control, working memory) affect the emergence and expression of early theories of mind. His current work also examines how developments in theory of mind and executive function influence the development of prospective memory and moral reasoning. Much of his research is conducted with preschool children, but he has also examined the early foundations of social cognition in infancy, the onset of constructivist theories of mind later in childhood, and the nature of theory of mind in individuals with autism. Lou also has a strong interest in methodological issues and the promotion of open science practices in psychological science.

Developing Mind Lab

Lou is the Director of the Developing Mind Lab with two branches: DML North and DML South (forthcoming)

Editorial Boards

Collabra: Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Journal of Cognition and Development
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation


Association for Psychological Science
Cognitive Development Society
Jean Piaget Society
Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science
Society for Research in Child Development


You can find Lou on Google Scholar


Teaching in 2020