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Research Site Close-up:

Jakarta & Bali, INDONESIA

Cultural-religious groups include Muslims and Christians (Protestants and Catholics) living in Jakarta, Indonesia; as well as Hindus and Muslims living in Bali, Indonesia

PIs:  Florencia Anggoro (PI) • Benjamin Jee (Co-PI)


PI: Kushnir

Benjamin Jee
Florencia Anggoro

Florencia Anggoro (PI) is a Professor of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross. She completed her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology (with a specialization in cognitive science) from Northwestern University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on conceptual development, particularly the role of language, culture, and formal and informal learning experiences in shaping children’s and adults’ concepts. Her research has been published in various journals including Psychological Science and Child Development, and supported by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. Her recent work has focused on designing and testing cognitive supports for children’s science learning.


Benjamin Jee (co-PI) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Worcester State University. He completed his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF-funded Spatial Intelligence Learning Center at Northwestern University. He studies knowledge acquisition, with particular interest in and science learning. His research has been published in various journals including Psychological Science and Memory and Cognition, and supported by the Institute of Education Sciences. His recent work has explored ways in which cognitive processes, such as analogy, can be leveraged to support children’s understanding of complex scientific ideas.

Photographs of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and a research site for this sub-grant.

Photographs of Bali, a province of Indonesia and a research site for this sub-grant.

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