Cai Guo


I am gay and I am a PhD student in psychology/cognitive science.//

I am a PhD student in Psychology at Stanford University. I study how people understand abstract concepts such as personal identity, gender, and illness. More specifically, I use behavioral experiments, computational methods, and philosophical analysis to examine how children and adults conceptualize these abstract entities and the consequences of different forms of conceptualization. One important goal of my research is to identity the exact causal pathways of people’s beliefs about different aspects of personal identity, including gender and sexual orientation, and how these beliefs develop and change across life span. I hope to apply my research to making the world a better place for the LGBTQA+ community.