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Indiana University Bloomington

Lamp Faculty

Leah Savion

L216 Faculty

Phone: (812) 855-4705
Email: lsavion@indiana.edu
Office: Sycamore Hall 109

Background

Leah Savion is a member of the Philosophy and of the Cognitive Science departments at Indiana University at Bloomington since 1989. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at City University of NY writing about the Logic of Belief Attributions. Areas of interest range from Analytic Philosophy and Formal Logic, Cognitive Science and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, to international folkdance, gumboot, singing, story-telling, and tennis.

Leah has written seven textbooks, and offered some 150 presentations and workshops at Indiana University and around the world on topics in philosophy, logic, cognitive science, and pedagogy. She continuously develops new courses in philosophy and in cognitive science, and has won numerous teaching awards and grants over the years. Current research topics are: (i) Realistic models of Ecological Rationality; (ii) Heuristics and Biases in Concept Acquisition, Retention, and Retrieval (iii) Cognitive differences between Experts and Novices, and (iv) Belief perseverance and self-deception, (v) Cognition and rationality in business and law.