In high school, Gelman chose to pursue the math, physics and chemistry track for education, which her guidance counselor supported. She participated in research in three labs, was an author on 2 papers, gave a talk at the Canadian Psychology Associate, and attended laboratory meetings.
In college, at the University of Toronto, Dr. Gelman pursued a degree in the Honors Psychology program as was advised by her Dean. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Dr. Gelman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and took classes both in developmental and human learning. Gelman is married to fellow psychologist C. Randy Gallistel, who also works at Rutgers.
Dr. Dr. Gelman is noteworthy for her development of a Science-into-ESL program and preschool exhibit at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.
[National Academy of Sciences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences]
She also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMS).
Married Charles R. Gallistel, November 21, 1969;1 child, Adam.