Hannah Neiderman

Postgraduate Associate

Departments & Organizations

Chawarska Lab

Yale Early Social Cognition Lab (YESCog)


Hannah Neiderman graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. During her time at UCLA, she was a research assistant in the Emotion and Culture Lab under the direction of Michael Sun and Dr. Michelle Craske in which she completed an undergraduate research project looking at the effect of emotion suppression sex differences in emotion regulation. She was also involved in UCLA’s Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) first as an intern and then later a behavioral therapist, working with toddlers and young children with ASD. Other fieldwork includes her internship at the Megan E. Daly Infant Development Program where she conducted a case study on child development. Additionally, she worked in the Jeste Neurophysiology Lab in the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA, focusing on the multisite ABC-CT study under the direction of Dr. Shafali Jeste. Her senior year she became a Fernald Intern through the Fernald Child Study Center Research Intern program, an intensive research seminar sequence focusing on child developmental psychopathology. Through this program, she developed an independent research project under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Baker and Barbara Caplan on the role of parental strategies in child social engagement in children with ASD. Her research interests include: early identification of and intervention for infants and toddlers with ASD and other developmental disabilities. She is currently a research fellow in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience at the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab.

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