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Deon T. Benton

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Deon Benton is an assistant professor of psychology and human development who uses behavioral experiments and computational modeling to study how infants and young children acquire knowledge and concepts. This year he will teach Developmental Psychology (PSY-PC 1250-04) and Neural Network Models of Cognitive Development (PSY-PC 3750-04/7500-04).

Benton recently served as visiting assistant professor of psychology at Swarthmore College and a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in developmental psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019 and 2016, respectively. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Arizona in 2013.