Paul Muentener, PhD



Learning by doing: A longitudinal investigation into the relationship between early exploratory play behaviors and developmental disorders


Laura Schulz, Ph.D., Emily Feinberg, Sc.D.

Biographical information

Paul Muentener received his B.A. at Georgetown University, working with Dr. Rachel Barr studying infants’ imitation and learning from television. He then completed his Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University, collaborating with Dr. Susan Carey on studies of the origin and development of causal reasoning in infancy and early childhood. Since receiving his Ph.D., he has been a Postdoctoral Associate in Laura Schulz’s Early Childhood Cognitive Lab. He has continued his research on early causal reasoning abilities in young children and begun investigating individual differences in exploratory play behaviors in full-term infants and infants born prematurely/at a low birthweight.