Mika Asaba

Hello there! I’m Mika (mee-kuh). I am a developmental cognitive scientist studying how children build self-representations through their social interactions, and the consequences of these processes on their behaviors and motivation. Basically, I want to know how children answer: Who am I, and who do you think I am?

I’m a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Psychology at Yale University working with Julia Leonard and Julian Jara-Ettinger. I received my Ph.D in August 2021 in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, where I primarily worked with Hyowon Gweon. Many years ago, I received my BA in Neuroscience from Wellesley College.

You can reach me at: mika.asaba [at] yale.edu.