about me

a picture of me

I am a first-year PhD student in the Psychology Department at Yale University, working in the Comparative Cognition Lab.


Broadly, I am interested in taking a comparative perspective to examine the evolution of human social cognition. My research investigates how a species' ecology affects the ontogeny of particular social behaviors and the similiarities and differences between the aging human and the aging nonhuman primate.


Outside of research, I am very passionate about communicating science to the public, and spend a lot of my free time volunteering at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. I also enjoy taking pictures, running, hiking, reading, and travelling.


For more information about me, you can access my c.v. here or you can contact me at alyssa.arre@yale.edu