Katherine D. Kinzler

Katherine D. Kinzler studies developmental and social psychology, focusing on the origins of prejudice and the ways language and accent mark social groups. She conducts research at the Development of Social Cognition Laboratory, which studies how early social experiences in children can lay the groundwork for social behavior later in life.

In her most recent book, How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way the Way You Do—And What It Says About You, Kinzler details how the speech patterns we develop as children mark the rest of our lives. These ramifications can include the kind of economic opportunities we receive, how we perceive others, and how we ourselves are perceived.

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